Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Week 28, Day 201, November 10, 2009, Self Reflection


Judy and I met Gary and Maude at the Chapter House after work for some great popcorn, and something to wash the popcorn down.

After the meeting, Judy and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in Collegetown.  It's a Vietnamese restaurant.  The food is very light, and very tasty.

While we were waiting for our food I noticed my reflection in the window, so I decided to take a self portrait.  You may recognize the bar across the road from the Mustang Mike photo.

Lessons Learned:
  • Many times reflections require a manual focus.  The camera was focusing on the building across the road, and it was difficult to see the reflection.  With manual focus I could focus on the reflection.  I also discovered (on another day) that a polarizing filter can cause problems with reflections.
  • A Water Glass can make a great tripod.
 Photo details: Exposure time 1/8s, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 1600, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 81mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, water glass tripod.

15 comments:

James said...

That's really cool in a ghostly sort of way. This reminds that I need to start getting more creative with my Weekend Reflections pictures.

Your camera looks alot like mine. :)

Kcalpesh said...

Wonderful self portrait :-D actually very nicely done :-)

I have an invitation for you to join the World Photo Bloggers

AB said...

The ghost photographer!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hey was that Asian Noodle House?

Elizabeth Gilje said...

How exciting that you were featured on Peter Carey's blog! He's great and yours was a great addition.

This is a really cool picture. I need to work on a self portrait to update my picture.

Connie said...

I like this photo, nice reflections.

Andrew said...

Pretty cool - I'm impressed you have so little noise with such a high ISO.

Gallow said...

James, I'm thinking of submitting it to your weekend reflection blog. May I submit it if I didn't take it on the weekend?

Kcalpesh, I plan on joining the World Photographers Blog. I just haven't had the time recently.

AB, Thank you. It was fun.

Gary, No, it's next to the Asian Noodle House.

Elizabeth, Thank you for pointing out the feature on Peter Carey's blog. I was honored to be included.

Connie, thank you.

Andrew, I didn't mean to have it set at 1600. I had just come from a very dark location where I was photographing, and I forgot to set it back. I was surprised as well.

gk said...

It took me awhile to figure out how the camera was floating in the air like that. With your hands at your side and the camera magically floating, the portrait gains a magical aspect. Nice!

cieldequimper said...

Nice to meet your other self, the reflected one. Excellent shot!

awarewriter said...

James said it first -- ghostly. The word that popped into my head when I looked at the enlarged image. Subtle and well done.

Ida said...

Creative and cool! :)

Carolyn said...

Great reflection shot and thanks for the photo information.
Smiles

James said...

It's nice to see this again. It doesn't matter when you took the picture. :)

mbkatc230 said...

Really neat reflection. Great capture and I love the way the camera appears to be floating. Kathy