Spe­cial ef­fects Re­flect a mo­ment

Paul Gro­gan cap­tures re­flec­tion with a dif­fer­ence

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This is a quick and easy photo project that only takes min­utes to shoot, but that pro­duces amaz­ing re­sults. If you’ve ever taken macro shots of eyes be­fore you’ll know how much fun it is, but you can take things a step fur­ther by in­clud­ing a re­flec­tion of a lo­cal land­mark. Not only will this re­sult in a more vis­ually strik­ing im­age, but if you choose a land­mark that’s got some per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance to your sub­ject, you’ll end up with some­thing that is also much more per­sonal and in­ti­mate, not to men­tion more in­ter­est­ing.

The trick is to choose a land­mark with a very dis­tinc­tive shape, and ide­ally to set it against a brighter sky, as this will make for clearer, more recog­nis­able re­flec­tions. If the sky is blue, so much the bet­ter. Here we chose to cap­ture a re­flec­tion of Beck­ford’s Tower near Bath (www.beck­ford­stower.org.uk).

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