Photography

Photography 101: Water

One of the most beautiful places in the world, in one of the most congested, polluted countries in the world.

Jiuzhaigou!

I’ve wanted to travel here ever since I first heard about the beautiful five colour pool. A mythical bright turquoise oasis in the middle of a mountainous forest.

I usually always shoot landscape, and very rarely feel comfortable shooting portrait unless the subject becomes out of frame by shooting landscape.

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How amazing is the reflection in the water? I chose this angle, because it really elongates the reflection. However, I think if I had the chance, perhaps I would think about framing the picture better, perhaps re-think the focal point of the image, rather than having the bush in the way, see how I could use the reflection on the water to draw the eye’s attention to something else.

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And so the reason for shooting portrait for this shot, was I wanted to be able to capture more of the curve/shape of the mountain and its reflection. It created more of a pattern or symmetry than I was able to capture shooting landscape.

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