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The Royal Liver Building at sunset, reflected in an near-permanent puddle in the pavement. I'd considered moving to the right to separate the tower from the Titanic memorial but that made the dry patch obliterate too much of the building.

The shutter speed is rather slow at 1/30s but my elbows were on the ground supporting the camera so I think I got away with it. In any case, a reflection in a puddle is never going to be perfectly sharp so a small amount of camera shake won't hurt.

All comments and criticism welcome.

Dave.

Friday, 20th April, 2012.
29mm, f/8, 1/30s, ISO-100.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon17-40mm f/4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2012 - 7:44 PM
Focal Length:29mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Royal Liver Building
Username:DRicherby DRicherby
Uploaded:5 May 2012 - 1:13 PM
Tags:Architecture, Liverpool, Merseyside, Puddle, Reflection, Royal Liver Building, Specialist / abstract
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martin.w
martin.w  12350 forum posts United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:26 PM

A great spot and the detail looks good for a reflection and your slowish shutter speed Wink

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:33 PM

like your puddle shot.lesley

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 1:57 PM

Very well spotted - puddles produce some wonderful photo opportunities SmileSmile
Helen

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 5:56 PM

What a great reflection! It looks like a normal shot blended with textures. So cool that this is au naturel Grin

Andrew

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 6:12 PM

Dave,

I've had to flip this the other way up for my eye's. I think it's the foreground slab's, the joints just don't sit right to me.

It's a good reflection and again to my eye's works more like a reflection the other way, as we all know, it's each to their own, what works in my eye's wont work in a.n.others.

Flipped with a touch of "Soft Light" added in the mod.

Take care
Martin

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 2:25 PM

Well spotted Dave, looks good,
Geoff.

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gingerdelight

Amazing! Well captured!
Carol

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NobbytheNobster

Fantastic image and so very well captured consideing the circumstances.
Nice one
Ricky.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2012 - 1:04 PM

Well seen and worked Dave, hope all is well with you
Regards Richard

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Ayoob
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11 May 2012 - 1:00 AM

Beautiful capture and presentation......Grin

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lostnspace2011
13 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

I actually prefer this shot better than a normal image of the liver building. Good image Dave Smile

Mark

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hopefully my dyslexia isn't kicking in right now, but I guess seen the other way, the time on the clock would show a different time of day. What I like here is the dof creating the feel that the foreground sculpture is part of the building.

Anne

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 3:26 PM

A wonderful reflection..Lin

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hippysnapper
1 Jun 2012 - 7:14 PM

Great reflection, loved the textured sky! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories of my home town DaveSmile

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SuperRoo
SuperRoo  763 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

Wonderful reflection shot... something many people would have missed.

Paul

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milky
milky e2 Member 10milky vcard Wales
9 Jun 2012 - 11:18 PM

Excellent Reflection A1---------Gary(Milky)

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

A great idea which has paid off dividends, good to try out new ways of capturing such well photographed landmarks

LindaSmile

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davey_griffo
9 Sep 2012 - 10:39 AM

It's inevitable that when you're in the area you go down to the waterfront & shoot the 3 graces.
It's just a shame that they are surrounded by so many glass & steel monstrosities. The view from my side of the water is ruined.

I well thought out & taken variation on a (tired?) old theme.
Nive one Dave.

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 12:08 PM

Indeed, a superb idea!

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milky
milky e2 Member 10milky vcard Wales
13 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Stunning Reflection amazing presented work-------MilkyWink

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