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    Water reflects

    There was not wind moving the water then I composed this shot using the water lake as mirror; my question after I took this shot was:
    Should I include the upper part in the composition?

    Water reflects

    I am open to feedback.
    Nikon D3100
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    1/15
    ISO110

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    Re: Water reflects

    yes...actually it might be worth cropping out the grass at the top as well. May well provide a very surreal image

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    Re: Water reflects

    Reflections are always tricky to get correct and I don't think there are any definite rules to help you. Except to remember that you can/did see the whole scene and know what is happening while anybody who views the photo has to try to understand what has happened without any prior knowledge.

    So a firm reference point to say 'This is reality and this is a reflection' is often helpful. Or some other firm indication that they are seeing a reflection and not looking at a poorly focused scene, upside down.

    In this case, I think that a 'reality reference point' would be useful.

    But, like I said, reflections are tricky; I have seen so many wonderful reflection scenes which looked fantastic in real life but degenerated into a terrible mess in my photos.

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