Bob Barley  

Reflection by Bob Barley

May 2022 - Reflection

About the Image(s)

The shed's window provided a nice reflection of the sky and clouds behind me. I liked the contrast of the shed's textures and the smooth glass. Not a lot of editing. Just enhancing the reflection a bit with regular "tuning" techniques of brightening, ambience, and a bit of saturation.

12 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
I like this Bob. I do not know how you call this a reflection. If just looks like a beautiful site out of a window? It really looks like a framed print hanging on the wall. Right on. Jerry   Posted: 05/06/2022 08:37:30
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your comments. I hadn't thought about it being a framed print mounted on a wall. What an interesting and creative thought! The original reflection was a bit less bright, so I did adjust it to make it look like this. Glad you like it.
  Posted: 05/06/2022 16:18:31

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I like the clean lines that are a major feature of this image. The glass looks like it was pretty clean as well. Did you clean it or was it that way? I do think I may see a couple of spots on the upper right, but they could be birds.
This is one of those images that we walk right past if not really searching. Nice job!   Posted: 05/06/2022 10:48:39
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your comments. The window is on a city park structure, so I didn't do anything with it other than to improve saturation and brightness. It was just one of those things that caught my eye as I was walking by.

There's a topic of "found" vs. "planned" images. Most of my shots these days are found. Some time ago, I did planned shoots, but not so much these days. I like both, of course.
  Posted: 05/06/2022 16:35:44

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Very interesting Bob, what gets my attention is both the inside and outside of the image shows perfect exposure, not one too dark or one too bright. I always have issues with this type of scene. Nice job Bob.   Posted: 05/06/2022 11:35:51
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thanks, Dave. As I mentioned, I did edit the window area to improve the brightness and saturation, so I took a little license with the (image's) truth. It was in the shade, too, which helps to level the exposure and contrast.
  Posted: 05/06/2022 16:26:36

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
A great find and sharp eye to see this image. It does look like you are looking through a window. I have tried photographing reflections in windows and had trouble with focus. Either the reflection was sharp or the window frame was sharp but not both sharp. It looks like the phone did a good job with the overall focus. The blue and rusty orange compliment each other nicely.   Posted: 05/09/2022 21:44:26
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your comments. It was just something that I noticed while I was walking through the park. Strictly serendipity. I'd like to do some planning sometime!
  Posted: 05/10/2022 18:49:24

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Nicely done! You nailed it precisely when you mentioned the contrasting lines, colors, etc. Additionally, there is great interest since at first glance it is not clear if we are seeing a framed painting or a window.   Posted: 05/13/2022 07:33:48
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your kind comments. It was just something I noticed as I walked by. As photographers, I think we all have that, "that might be a good picture" thinking. Sometimes it works out.
  Posted: 05/13/2022 15:02:58

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
What a unique photograph. Took me awhile to figure out the reflection aspect. Good spot. The rusty shed siding perfect backdrop for sunny blue, white puffy cloud sky. The window trim looks like an actual picture frame. You certainly have a good eye for spotting the unusual.   Posted: 05/14/2022 10:26:45
Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Thank you for your comments. It's good hear people's reactions to my images.
  Posted: 05/14/2022 12:16:23


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