37 Photographs That Use Water for Amazing Reflections

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!

Arthington Viaduct Sunrise (1) by James Whitesmith, on Flickr

A moment in time by blinkingidiot, on Flickr

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

Water Reflections by SheaAk, on Flickr

Riffelsee by Jeff Pang, on Flickr

water reflection by hokkey, on Flickr

Real Joy by Todd Baker << technowannabe, on Flickr

Dynamic Serenity by papalars, on Flickr

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

Lower Pierce Reservoir in HDR by williamcho, on Flickr

quarter past 5 by Debasis ~~, on Flickr

On Golden pond….. by law_keven, on Flickr

Fishing by kevin dooley, on Flickr

Attaining Wisdom by tinyfroglet, on Flickr

Larnaca Salt Lake by TeryKats, on Flickr

wake los cabos by lecates, on Flickr

Tranquility… by law_keven, on Flickr

Misty Morning by Ian Sane, on Flickr

Hopfensee by dorena-wm, on Flickr

capsalou_092008_2 by Aitor Escauriaza, on Flickr

Swan Lake… by law_keven, on Flickr

Untitled by mysza831, on Flickr

Fall colors at the Squan Reservoir by joiseyshowaa, on Flickr

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

Darkness & Evil by Mizrak, on Flickr

eleven by Wolfgang Staudt, on Flickr

Lake by night by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr

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

Bridges by John-Morgan, on Flickr

Pajaros by Mizrak, on Flickr

Reflection II by Rene Mensen, on Flickr

Thanks for the magic! by zenera, on Flickr

Ins Wasser gefallen by dorena-wm, on Flickr

Piccadilly Circus reflections by clry2, on Flickr

Skylake 2 by rockmixer, on Flickr

reflejo caballito by gdiazfor, on Flickr

Soldiers' Reflection by zeevveez, on Flickr


27 thoughts on “37 Photographs That Use Water for Amazing Reflections

  1. Victoria

    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.

  2. Antony Sendall

    I was pretty pleased with this reflection of the Millennium Bridge and Baltic Flour Mill Gallery from a series of pictures I took on the Quayside in Newcastle in July 2012[img]7573813878_3fd006dff9_b.jpg[/img]

  3. Monaggio

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

  4. Ginger

    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!

  5. Steve James

    Excellent shots. I love trying to get reflections.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeljam/6153447149/[/img]

  6. Realsandro


    This is a shot taken in Guilin, China, hope you like it…

  7. Steve James

    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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