06.15.2019 Puffers Pond Reflection

I’ve shot this rock a few times and today was the closest to flat water I have seen.  To the left is a waterfall  that is pulling water constantly thus there is always a flow.

I was attracted to the colors as well as the reflection’s shape. But I thought it might be interesting without color so converted it adjusting the color filters a bit.

I still prefer the color but the B&W works for me too.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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11 Responses to 06.15.2019 Puffers Pond Reflection

  1. You know that my preference is generally for color but I have to admit the black and white works well here too. Either way, you’ve done an excellent job conveying the tranquility of the scene, helped along by the unusually placid water.

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    • Thanks, Steve. I know of a few photographers who convert everything to black and white no matter and sometimes even apply special effect filters to many of them. Generally I feel one process should work the better, but occasionally something works with either.


  2. It’s beautiful either way, but I prefer the color because the main contrast in the image is chroma, not luminance.

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  3. Rob Olson says:

    Dear Stephen:

    Color shot is wonderful!

    Thank you.

    Rob Olson

    Sent from my iPhone


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  4. shoreacres says:

    It’s interesting that the reflection appears more distorted in the black and white: at least it does to me. But instead of making a choice between color and B&W, I gave the photo a 90 degree turn to the right and confirmed what I’d suspected. The rocks and reflections turned into a squatty little Pharoah-like character, with a bit of a scowl and his hands on his hips. I love it.

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    • Great observation. I am just too literal to have seen it without your imagination as a guide. I might follow your lead the next time I work this image. Abstracts offer so much to the eye.


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