Wednesday, September 2

Ring Reflection

Contributed by D Meadows

This shot was for the circles assignment and was on my kitchen table. It was shot with the sun lighting directly through the window at dusk, but I toned down the levels a lot to remove the brightness as well as using a black and white adjustment on it.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

This photo is exquisite.The black and white adjustment was just the right thing to set off the balance of this photo. A.S.-SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like how it is a simple picture. The light shines straight through the ring which gives a good reflection on to the table. Also doing it in black and white makes it compliment the picture setting.
AP SPHS

MEJ said...

I like the soft lighting. I like that it enhances the grain and ridges in the wood. I like the shadow and effect of the reflection on the wood. I think that the photo looks like a good industrial shot.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a very interesting photo. I like the contrast between the ring and the table. The metal appears to heavy and dark, while the wood seems light and airy. The lighting comes across as very soft. There is an almost water-like reflection of light coming off of the table. > MH SPHS

Anonymous said...

This photo is exquisite.The black and white adjustment was just the right thing to set off the balance of this photo. (A.S-SPHS)

Anonymous said...

I think this is a very interesting photo. I like the contrast between the ring and the table. The metal appears to be heavy and dark, while the wood seems light and airy. The lighting comes across as very soft. There is an almost water-like reflection of light coming off of the table. > MH SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really love the way this image is focused on just the center of the frame. The focus on everything else is a lot softer and sort of blurred. The reflection makes this picture look really interesting and adds some character. It almost seems like the ring is in motion, which makes me wonder if it was.
E.C.I. - SPHS

alfredo said...

Simple but sweet, interesting balance of lighting. The table adds to the the effect that is falling through almost from light to darkness.
AJW
SPHS
9/03/09

Anonymous said...

1.Spain Park High School- Ring Reflection

I really like this picture!I like the way you can go many different ways with whats happening in this picture. I like the way that this picture was edited and the colors that are used in this picture.Its a really great photo!

AD,SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture. When I first looked at it I automatically thought about marriage.I imagined someone being fed up with his or her spouse and finally leaving them and their ring. I also like how you adjusted the lighting. It made it have a greater dramatic appeal. Good job.

DA- SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of this picture its very simple but interesting. I would never think of something like this. The shadow and the lighting are very nice.

AJ- SPHS

John said...

This is an excellent shot David. I love the focus on the ring and part of the reflection. The black and white adjustment adds even more to the overall effect. I do have one question. Did you purposefully focus on a line down the center of the table?
JCB, SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like this picture. The way the light hits the ring and the table, casting just the right shadow under the ring. I think that the black and white makes the picture come more to life, giving it a deeper look than if the picture was shot in color.
-SKH

Anonymous said...

I think that this shot is really original and has good quality but it would be better to me if it was in bolder colors. The shot is borderline black and white because the colors are so dark. The image itself does not bring out any certain emotion. I still think this image is a good shot.

Anonymous said...

I really like how the picture is just simple and not too much, changing the color to the black and white was a great idea.

cj sphs

Anonymous said...

I really like the color scheme. i like how it sets the mood and makes me think. i also like the reflection of the ring.

Anonymous said...

I like how the ring is not in the center of the picture. It is off to the right just a little. I also like the reflection of the table and how the ring is focused and everything else is blurred.

KSS SPHS

Mackenzie Farmer PHS said...

I love the reflection in this picture, and I think that black and white was the best choice. Having the ring a little off center makes it feel like it might have a meaning. The light reflecting off the table and making the silhouette of the ring is a great look. This photo has a mood that the ring might be of some importance.

Anonymous said...

The contrast of black and white makes the piece look incredible. Since there is not alot going on in the image the viewer's eyes move directly to the ring and its reflection. Nice job (: A.M - SPHS

Nabeela said...

I like this picture and the overall theme.I like how the subject makes a light contrast to the other elements of the image.Its not to dark or undersaturated/oversaturated.The reflection is also very cool.good job

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture. I like the soft/black & white lighting. The darkness of the ring really makes it stand out, and makes it a very interesting piece of the photo. I also like how the ring isn't in the middle of the photo, it's a little to the right.

NK-SPHS

Anonymous said...

David, I really like this photo. I love the reflection of the ring in the table too. As well as the reflection, I really enjoy looking at the texture of the table. The image presents kind of a gloomy aura that could be interpreted several different ways. However, I believe I've seen this exact shot in a Lord of the Rings movie so I'm not sure where your motivation came from. Other that, great job with this and I look forward to seeing more from you. PT-SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like this picture becauseit looks really cool because it is in black and white. I also like how the light is hitting the table making it a cool shadow

Anonymous said...

This picture could have been taken a little better. I say this because of the reflection of the ring on the table is not really out of focus. I think you have the concept down but could be taken a little better.
TBH-ERHS

Jasmine said...

I think this picture is very interesting i love it was very percise good job!

Anonymous said...

I like how this picture has very neutral colors, because it makes the reflection of the ring's reflection stand out even more. It is cool how the reflection of the ring is almost as pure as it would be if the ring was against a mirror. sphs

Anonymous said...

Circles are always a great subject, the shadow is so dark that it looks as if there is an arch holding the ring up.