Reflecting upon the past (16 seconds at a time)

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Comments (9)

Jeroen Verburg on September 8, 2010

Very strong image. I wonder why you chose 16 secs exposure, it doesn't look like it was dark (or even dark enough...) But still I like it!

Kevin Childress on September 8, 2010

Thank you, Jeroen. I think we have a very deceiptful photo here. It was actually quite dark ... about 15 minutes before the official sunrise. The building is actually a very bright white. 16 seconds (with f/3.6) was the best light I could muster!

Jeroen Verburg on September 8, 2010

I would never have guessed! So it is the blue of the early morning, I was sure it was just a nice color of paint! The sharp leaves in the reflection also don't give the impression of long exposure. It must have been completely windless?


Kevin Childress on September 8, 2010

Jeroen, yep, the blue is a reflection of the surroundings. I would have never seen movement in the leaves being it was so dark; I was quite surprised at the outcome.

Daan Prinsloo on September 9, 2010

Great technique and feeling with this one Kevin. I haven't looked, but have you uploaded photos from your UK trip?

Kevin Childress on September 9, 2010

Thanks Daan! Yes, I uploaded them back in July. I had to created a whole host of new tags but I think the United Kingdom tag will pretty much find them all.

Thanks for the visit - its good to hear from you!

Daan Prinsloo on September 10, 2010

Thanks Kevin, I'll have a look this weekend. Cheers and keep well.

Lennart Lundquist on November 6, 2010

All means are allowed to get the perfect reflection in the a window and stay out of it yourself. I also sometimes use the same method to get the sky to reflect in a good way and keep myself out. This is a good example as to what the perspective tool can do. Good work


nevusk@ on December 28, 2010

beyond technical details, composition is very nice. L2 from lisbon. see you

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 7, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2010/09/05 06:29:31
    • Exposure: 16.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash