View Full Version : Temple Reflection

06-06-2013, 04:23 AM
17253 night shot at the lake near my home. My main objective was to capture the reflective lights but I also wanted to highlight the temple in the left-hand side. Does the temple stand out enough or should something be done to make it stand out more?

06-06-2013, 12:46 PM
If this is close to your house and you have a longer lens, I'd reshoot it so that the temple looks larger in the frame.
That big white central reflection is a distraction for me so i might recompose this putting the temple on the right.
Hope that may help.

06-07-2013, 07:53 AM
Marko, I see your point about the distracting white light. I do have a longer lens and will try to recompose another time and see how it varies. My intent was a wider angle however. In the meantime the following image was taken the same time near the same location. Do you think this one is a stronger image or not? Thanks for the tips. 17260

06-07-2013, 10:52 AM
I prefer the first shot to the second, there is more to take in with the first shot. The second one certainly highlights the temple, but you lose the other interesting buildings. I also really dig that spot light that you captured. I completely agree with Marko about the strong reflection being a distraction. Maybe an aggressive crop would do the trick on the first one. I would see what a crop that lops off everything to the right of where the spotlight ends. To balance it, maybe crop much of the sky above the spotlight as well--then the horizon would not be quite so centered, might make for a more interesting composition.

06-07-2013, 10:56 AM
compositionally, the second image is much stronger to my eye....

06-07-2013, 11:00 AM
The second picture is very strong and I like the reflections. Great picture.

06-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Thanks all for the comments and suggestions.