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Over here, over there

By saltireblue    
Two highly polished steel spheres in my local town, Drammen.
These are approx 150 metres apart on opposite banks of the river. In the one I was stood next to, you can see the brown stone of the path, the snow/ice on the water's edge and a distant bridge behind me.
If you possessed Superman's Super Sight, you would be able to see me reflected in the other sphere on the opposite bank.Wink
Taken on a very sunny afternoon when the height and direction of the sun gave a marvellous reflection in the farthest sphere.
To give an idea of their size, I am stood upright next to the nearest sphere, and the curvature shows that at head-height (in my case 6' 3" ish), I reached about halfway up.

Many thanks for the recent interest and comments...much appreciated by this own fogey.Smile

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Norway River Reflections Architecture Spheres Steel balls Drammen

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helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 6:36PM
Fascinating image - wonderful detail in the far ball - and terrific colours SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:20PM
Very tasty, glorious colour plus mystery.
I'm not sure about the proportions, the amount of oof on the left and the central placement of the divide between sharp and blur. Will try a quick Mod, seeing as how you have kindly enabled them.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Apr 2013 7:21PM
wonderful cool blue Smile
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:23PM
I'm glad you included dimensions, distances, wind speed and direction etc etc. as I would have been totally lost without.
Well, not totally, as I can recognise a townscape with water and reflective balls. The light is fabulous, the sky very northern, the juxtaposition (well, in certain circumstances 150m can seem quite close) almost surreal. The differentiated focus might well not appeal to all; I love it!
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
4 Apr 2013 7:28PM
Stunning and wonderful capture,
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:36PM
Fantastic focus on the far sphere, great image.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
4 Apr 2013 7:37PM
Well said that man (Bill), I concur (whatever he meant WinkGrinGrin. The clarity and light against the diffused background is excellent.

saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
4 Apr 2013 7:54PM
Moira. Interesting mods. I had designs on a b&w conversion for another occasion...Wink You have given me more to work with.

As for your colour mod, I agree about the proportions, but... I played around with various crops, and found myself torn between better proportion and losing the view provided by the oof reflection which shows the "unseen". I felt the oof view was important to the image.

Great to see how other eyes observe, thank you.Smile

NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:58PM
A great image Malc given a great makeover with wonderfully crafted modifications kindly supplied by Moira

Regards Nathan Grin
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
4 Apr 2013 8:04PM
Superb DOF, color, & Artistic Compo ~ Peter
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
4 Apr 2013 8:52PM
Excellent focus and narrow dof. I see lots of these steel balls in London but I've never seen such an excellent capture. It really does look other-worldly.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
4 Apr 2013 9:05PM
WOW! I love that tack sharp ball-- FUN!
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:10PM
Very clever image.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:25PM
A super imageSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 11:21AM
Fascinating image here Malc.

Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 2:20PM
Super large spherical spheres Malc.................
Enough saidWink
5 Apr 2013 5:41PM
A striking image Malc, a really fascinating shot.

John Smile
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 10:11PM
Suuuuuperb Malc - just love it. Such an interesting observation.
8 Apr 2013 11:52AM
Reminds me of a TV series from way back. That far away sphere is beautifully offset by the portion of the near one. I prefer your crop to the mods.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
9 Apr 2013 4:26PM
Excellent capture, Malc...can't quite see you in the reflection! Wink
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:18PM
Yes, looked for you in the 'globe'
not seeing you there
like the right side of this one Malc
slice a bit off left...go on you know you canBlush
but that is just my thoughts here
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
14 Apr 2013 11:36AM
I love this composition Malc; very fresh and original. Beautifully seen and taken.
And I'm happy to tell you that McDonald's hasn't opened a franchise in our village yet; well seen! Smile

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