To keep things fresh, I now try to incoprorate in my frame more urban elements. Whether used as colored flats, as in pic n°1 and n°8 (from top to bottom and left to right), or as light sources to help silhouettes detach themselves from the background, in n°2 e. g.
I also use more lines and markings (n°4,5,6) in my compositions.
I’ll have plenty of occasions to put this to test: it’s probably gonna rain a lot in autumn in Strasbourg (as usual).
Edit: For those willing to see the evolution, my first set.
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 :-).