37 Photographs That Use Water for Amazing Reflections

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Inspired by this week's Light Stalking weekly challenge (you have entered, haven't you?), we decided to go looking for what others have done with the theme of reflections. Using water to get a reflection shot narrows the theme a little further, but also allowed us to find some amazing shots! Check them out, and share your own in the comments!


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A moment in time by blinkingidiot, on Flickr

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Fall / herfst / autumn / Herbst … by Bert Kaufmann, on Flickr

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Water Reflections by SheaAk, on Flickr

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Riffelsee by Jeff Pang, on Flickr

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water reflection by hokkey, on Flickr

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Real Joy by Todd Baker << technowannabe, on Flickr

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Dynamic Serenity by papalars, on Flickr

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Soon to be published (explored) by Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ, on Flickr

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Lower Pierce Reservoir in HDR by williamcho, on Flickr

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quarter past 5 by Debasis ~~, on Flickr

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On Golden pond….. by law_keven, on Flickr

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Fishing by kevin dooley, on Flickr

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Attaining Wisdom by tinyfroglet, on Flickr

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Larnaca Salt Lake by TeryKats, on Flickr

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wake los cabos by lecates, on Flickr

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Tranquility… by law_keven, on Flickr

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Misty Morning by Ian Sane, on Flickr

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Hopfensee by dorena-wm, on Flickr

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capsalou_092008_2 by Aitor Escauriaza, on Flickr

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Swan Lake… by law_keven, on Flickr

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Untitled by mysza831, on Flickr

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Fall colors at the Squan Reservoir by joiseyshowaa, on Flickr

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Hidden alcove at the ‘squan reservoir by joiseyshowaa, on Flickr

Image by Pawel L

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eleven by Wolfgang Staudt, on Flickr

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Lake by night by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr

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Aurora Borealis, the colored lights seen in the skies around the North Pole, the Northern Lights, from Bear Lake, Alaska by Beverly & Pack, on Flickr

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Bridges by John-Morgan, on Flickr

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Pajaros by Mizrak, on Flickr

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Reflection II by Rene Mensen, on Flickr

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Thanks for the magic! by zenera, on Flickr

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Skylake 2 by rockmixer, on Flickr

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reflejo caballito by gdiazfor, on Flickr

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Soldiers' Reflection by zeevveez, on Flickr

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The aurora borealis photo should not be included as a reflection shot. The “water” is a very simple photoshop filter and not a true reflection. The other photos all use real water for fantastic reflections. You can see how the trees and water are chopped off where the “reflection” begins. While it looks neat, it does not belong in the same category as the others.

Beautiful images, unfortunately many of them are so heavily retouched that most of the magic of true, simple water reflection is lost.

I think alot of them are really great — truly a “reflection” photo. Some I feel are little too re-touched, just my opinion of course. Overall, really nice selection!

I screwed up a photo I took of the Spinnaker in Portsmouth. I cut off the top of the tower. I almost deleted it but realised the reflection was perfect. A quick flip made it a good picture.

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