Reflecting on the Menu

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    At Disneyworld (in Epcot's Japan) at the Hibachi restaurant, I snuck this photo of a young couple as they sat down at the hibachi grill across from us and began to go through the menu. When i took the picture, I was unaware how well the highly polished Hibachi grill was going to pick up their reflection, but when I saw how well it had come out, I immediately fell in love with the shot.

    Part of the reason the shot is composed the way it is because light level was very low, so I needed to set my camera down to get it stabilized. Had light level been better, I probably would have had the camera at eye level and missed out on the cool reflection all together.

    WEBmikey, em_bergy1, GlobalGoebel, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. radiant star 113 months ago | reply

      What a cool shot of that couple!

    2. Pixie Dust 113 months ago | reply

      This shot is practically perfect.
      Did you crop it at all? I wonder how it would look if the girl on the far right didn't have her face cut off.

      You must have a "real" camera. My cheap digital would bever get such true color in low light. It is beautiful! The grill makes the shot -- what a lucky circumstance. Thanks for sharing :-)

    3. Pixie Dust 113 months ago | reply

      It won't let me edit my previous comment. Sorry for the typo.

      I also wanted to say that part of what makes this a great shot besides the colors, the reflection, and the human interest, is the way the mass of people with their reflections makes a kind of "egg" shape in the composition. It all serves to encircle the main couple.

    4. Glenn Loos-Austin 113 months ago | reply

      It is cropped in somewhat, and I agree, the girl on the far right should probably be all-in or all-out. As for the camera, I use the Canon Digital Rebel 300D, which I'm totally enamoured of.

      A large part of that is that I really don't care for flash photography, and the larger prosumer cameras have better light sensitivity. This shot, for instance, was taken at 1600 ISO, F2.8, with a 1/50 second shutter speed.

      As for color, it's all about the manual white balance feature.

      Thanks for your nice comments!

    5. j_photo [deleted] 104 months ago | reply

      the reflection is just brilliant! Really well done! To faves.

      [ I apreciate that you put here all details how you took that photo, thats really helpful ]

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