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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