Monday, August 13, 2012

Reflections ~ Annapolis Harbor

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of working with a group of photographers from the NIH Camera Club in Annapolis. We made images of details on docked boats, people and reflections in the water.
I made a few grab shots in between answering questions and assisting with compositions and exposure choices.  I love, how on a calm morning, the gentle moving water in the harbor creates abstract reflections.  The flag in this image was waving slightly off the stern of a docked sailboat. With a little processing work I was able to amp up the colors. I also did a lot of spotting due to some surface debris floating on the water leaving in a few bubbles. Additionally I  made a selection of the blue water and applied a Gaussian Blur in Photoshop to soften the reflections of the sky, allowing the flag reflection to pop against the light blue.
I also love the way the hulls of boats in the harbor create reflections.
This reflection was created by the ticket booth for the harbor cruise reflecting in the water. Annapolis has lots to offer the photographer from harbor shots, street shots to the Naval Academy.
In my Kent Island Workboat Harbor Workshop sponsored by Capital Photography Center on October 6, we will have an opportunity to make images like these. Hope you can join me there!

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