I’ve been known to lament window reflections as having ruined a photo, but every so often I find reflections that add an important compositional element. That’s what we’re going for this week: window reflections that add to the composition rather than detract from it.
Often times in a city you can find reflections in glass buildings that create wonderful abstracts. In a shopping district it can be fun to look for reflections in store windows that visually interact with the elements on the other side of the window. Or you can look for reflections in windows around your home, car, place of work, etc.
The key to this challenge is to consider the reflection(s) as an integral part of the overall composition. I encourage you to be creative and look for a reflection that compels you to take a photo.
If you would like some inspiration, I encourage you to scroll through the results of this search I did for “window reflections“. Also, this search on Flickr.
To recap this week’s challenge:
- Take a new photo that incorporates window reflections as a compositional element. Don’t forget to think about composition, lighting, contrasting colors, etc.
- Post your photo during the week of Sunday, Mar 17 and Saturday, Mar 23.
- Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #2019photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.
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