Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge


A reflection of abstract art.

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending modes.

It was a challenge as I had to make sure the reflection didn’t look out of place.. and to soften the reflection I used a Gaussian Blur on the reflection itself.  I also cropped the image so that it was only a partial reflection.  And should you wish to try reflections and are not sure where to start I found an excellent tutorial.  Written by Darlene Hildebrandt  for a blog called Digital Photography School, the tutorial tells you how to create and transform the reflection of your image.

Once my image was back into Lightroom, I played around with a gradient filter and a radial filter and a few sliders in the to alter the exposure and highlight of my adjustments. After that I lowered the exposure of the image and then  I added a vignette.

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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