Concrete Reflections

Discussion in 'Color' started by phrenic, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    A quick snap outside my work. There is an open concrete area that is sometimes used as a dance floor, event area..or outdoor icerink. But when water is spilled there it turns into a mirror of sorts. I thought the symmetry was neat.

    <a href="" title="DSCF3248 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr"> 9653634994_6884d29b3f_b.jpg "683" height="1024" alt="DSCF3248"></a>

    (Fuji X-E1)
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  2. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Looks very cool indeed!
  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Excellent Like this
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    That one plays with your mind!
  5. Excellent image. Great find!
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Highly disorienting - in a GOOD way!

  8. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Cool! Symmetric - but only up to a point!

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  9. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    well done!
  10. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Thanks for the kind words all. :)

    Yeah, it's funny how the reflection shows some details that aren't visible on the ceiling.
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  11. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    That stair has potential for some Escheresque photos

    What I don't understand is how there are no guard handrails - all good for photos

    please exploit this - even get them posed
  12. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Yep I love those crazy stairs.

    With a zuiko 50mm 1.8 tilted:

    <a href="" title="flickr-1050225 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr"> 6751316293_dc163d67c3_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="flickr-1050225"></a>
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  13. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Ahhh now that explains it all - very clever spectator seating

    Who were the architects ??
  14. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012

    "Architectural firm, Arthur Erickson Architects"

    And is also responsible for some other neat Vancouver buildings.

    I suppose it does look much stranger from the side perspective than from above..walking over it so regularly it doesn't even strike me as that odd anymore!
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  15. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Very neat!
  16. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Very cool!
  17. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Thanks guys. The recent thread bump reminded me that I've been tinkering with the image, different aspect ratio for printing, cloned out those distracting logos and desaturated the colour. I think it works better but not entirely convinced..