On reflection

Incorporating reflections in landscape photographs is an old and very successful technique. David Hay found himself in Arches National Park recently, where the unusual wet weather revealed a few surprises

The use of reflections is a well-established style of landscape photography. Many calendars pictures feature a beautiful reflection of a subject like an autumn hillside in a still lake or pool. Even Hollywood portraits often featured the star looking at their reflection in a dressing room mirror. Reflections give the viewer extra value, two different views of the subject in the same frame.

For reflection pictures to work well you need a still water surface in the foreground. This is best achieved by getting out early, ideally just after dawn. I have often been on location, shooting reflections, when the first rising...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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