This past week's photo challenge was to use mirrored water reflections. I really like this type of picture and try (key word here) to take such pictures when I see the opportunity. Often though, this type of shot requires some planning to make the right time of day, and often hopes that you will find a nice subject to make the shot stand out. We had rain and overcast days pretty much all week that I was free so I had a hard time getting a good photo for this. I am posting a couple of shots from my recent trip to Florida that fit the bill as well!
1) Pumpkin! With all the rain this week, I discovered a puddle on top of my deck table and posed this little pumpkin (that I stole from Heather) in the puddle. The overall shot was too drab and not much of color came through in the reflection. To remedy this, I turned the whole picture black and white except for the reflection and then accentuated the color slightly. I like the look overall.
2) Pelican: I liked this shot of the pelican in the hippo grotto at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The water was a little grungy so it isn't perfect but oh well!
3) Disney! This is a night shot from across the bay at the Boardwalk. I didn't have a tripod so had to brace the camera on a railing so it has a little motion blur for this long exposure. I had few more with a ferry boat coming in that looked very odd (the boat was elongated due to long exposure).