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Reflections in Crimson

Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 62 sec at f/11, ISO 100 + Lee 0.9 GND + Heliopan CPL

 

Inspired by a friend I decided to give crafting a reflection to an existing shot a go.

 

Whilst I normally don't "change" my images (it's not that I don't edit or post process my images - I do - it's that I don't generally add or remove major components that weren't there in real life). However being a technical soul I'm always up for learning something new so I figured I'd see what would be involved in adding a somewhat believable reflection to an existing image. I took a recent, quite popular long exposure image I had taken with Gerard Blacklock down at Mrs Macquaries chair one evening when we had very red sunset skies, and performed a little post processing magic to create a more perfect watery reflection.

 

What was most disturbing and depressing for me was how ridiculously simple this was to do (basically a minutes work) and the effect here seems to work fairly well even in the high resolution version

 

www.rc.au.net/blog/2013/08/30/crimson-sunset-at-mrs-macs/

© Rodney Campbell

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Taken on August 25, 2013