#Leica, #Summilux M 50mm f1.4 asph., #Paris
I had forgotten I had submitted this reflection pic to Lensblr - a great network of photographers you should follow if you have any interest on photography on Tumblr.
I’m glad they picked it because it was one of my 2012 favourites. A bright sunny day at Paris with the frozen canal St-Martin (almost) just for me and my M9, what a great souvenir.
I was particularly pleased to have caught the bird at the right place in the right time, just in the middle of that blue flat. About framing, I had placed the legs of the teenagers eating their sandwiches in the lower right corner. As usual when I shoot an upside down reflection, I try and frame to let the viewer a chance to get what happens - generally the feet give the hint :-).
La vie aquatique III, Strasbourg May 2013.
Whenever possible I now try, when out for reflections, to frame more silhouettes and their surroundings. It’s harder, because I still frame upside down, but I have to take more elements into account. But it opens up more possibilities in terms of subject.
In this one, it’s the bright yellow light reflecting on the white stripe and the grey background with black vertical lines that caught my eye. I just had to frame the four silhouettes between two tramways and voilà!