In these photographs I captured the reflections of windows and doors in puddles, using objects outside of the reflection, such as leaves, to break up the photographs and create a contrast between the dulled colours of the reflection and the vibrant colours of the other objects. I also experimented with the shutter on the camera to capture the movement of water using the 'sports' setting, capturing how the light being reflected in the water moved as the water rippled. However I don't think I will be using this setting for other photographs where I will want to capture a reflection over a few seconds, as it creates a grainy image that look too crisp and harsh.
I increased the contrast of this photograph to make the colours being reflected more vibrant and noticeable, however I think this made the photograph too grainy as it was already on a low-quality setting to capture each millisecond of movement.
In these photos I experimented with the effect water has on reflections and lighting, making it look distorted and shadowed. I've decided that for this project, I will capture reflections in water, taking inspiration from Peter Bendall and Mark Hamblin more so than Hubert Steed, as I think it creates a more a more interesting pattern and makes the subject being reflected look more abstract.
I also experimented with glass to see which medium I would prefer to use to create reflections for this project. I created the reflections of vibrant colours and abstract patterns by positioning a book behind a glass bottle, with images in the book becoming distorted through the glass.
On a trip to Perth, Scotland, last summer I captured some photographs of the River Tay, which is the longest river in Scotland, originating from Western Scotland, then flowing across to the centre of Perth to the South of Dundee. As I was taking the photographs, the subject matter turned towards a rowboat on the river and its reflection on the water as the sun was setting.
I chose these photos for the Reflections project as I like how when the lighting darkens (because of the sun going behind the clouds) it creates darker shadows and more dramatic reflections of the boat and its surroundings. The sun setting also created warmer tones of the reflections on the water which made the photos more visually pleasing and highlighted the scenic setting.