On our trip to Sheffield Park last Saturday I took some time, whilst taking pictures of the grand lakes and foliage, to point my lens directly at the water to capture the incredibly clear reflections in the lakes, a technique I used in my Reflections in the River Ouse series. Once imported, I rotate the images 180º (aka flip vertically) in post-production. The great thing about rotating reflections in this way is that you end up with a more painterly effect, some being more reminiscent of oils or acrylics, others of water colours. And where some images are more abstract than others, ones like this can fool the eye on first glance, then as you begin to notice the broken people and the ripple in the sky you realise that something’s not quite as you expected.
Technical info: For this shot I used an aperture of f/16, set the shutter speed at 1/125 with ISO 800.