Monday, November 2, 2009

Canon 5D Mark II/7D San Miguel de Allende Diaries Post #9

So I am walking around the main square in San Miguel taking the same pictures of the church that a million other photographers have taken - like the picture on the right. I did use several techniques on mine, however. One was HDR. Do you see the others? Post your answer here. Hint: some were done in Photoshop.

So I asked myself, "How can I get a shot of the church that I have never seen before?" I got the answer by simply looking around for something totally different, which resulted in the picture on the left of the church reflected in a window. I thought of the expression from the Bible: Seek and ye shall find.

Okay, it's not the world's best or most creative picture of the church. However, it is different. Most important, it was fun challenging myself do to something creative.

You assignment Mr. Phelps, should you decide to accept it: Be creative and picture a subject in a reflection.

If you get a nice shot, post it on my flickr page. And don't forget to post your comment here about what else I did to the picture on the right.

Explore the Light,
P.S. We do lots of stuff like this on my workshops.


Jeff said...

I'm going with the framing from the light, building, fence and tree - really sets it off in my opinion.

I'm not as huge a fan of the reflection shot - but that's more of a accident of location or circumstance - it was original to shoot a reflection instead of the actual building though - way to think outside the box and post a good challenge.

Michael O'Connor Photography said...

I, too, look for different shots of an old subject when I travel. My photo was a reflection of the Auckland Sky Tower when we were in New Zealand in October 2008.
I was going to take a photo of the Sky Tower but I did the same thing and turned around and saw this reflection in an office building.

brianl said...

My two guesses are the bright light in the fixture above the church, and maybe some perspective correction.

Rob Knight said...

Looks like a little lens flare in the lantern. Other than that you covered your PS tracks well ;)

Rick Sammon said...

Rob.... you da man!

Rick Sammon said...

briani... yes and yes. I could have done a better job with the perspective correction. buy hey, I am in a very cool location and rather be out shooting. I promise to do a better job when I return home :-)

Thank you