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Royal Liver Building

By DRicherby
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.


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

Tags: Liverpool Reflection Architecture Puddle Merseyside Specialist and abstract Royal Liver Building

Voters: Brian_Scott, martin.w, cassiecat and 30 more

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martin.w Plus
17 593 22 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 1:26PM
A great spot and the detail looks good for a reflection and your slowish shutter speed Wink

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cassiecat 11 39 46 England
5 May 2012 1:33PM
like your puddle shot.lesley
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 1:57PM
Very well spotted - puddles produce some wonderful photo opportunities SmileSmile
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
5 May 2012 5:56PM
What a great reflection! It looks like a normal shot blended with textures. So cool that this is au naturel Grin

mhfore 13 8 176 England
5 May 2012 6:12PM

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
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
6 May 2012 2:25PM
Well spotted Dave, looks good,
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 9:24AM
Amazing! Well captured!
NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
8 May 2012 10:29PM
Fantastic image and so very well captured consideing the circumstances.
Nice one
Richsr 13 91 223 England
9 May 2012 1:04PM
Well seen and worked Dave, hope all is well with you
Regards Richard
Ayoob 8 Australia
11 May 2012 1:00AM
Beautiful capture and presentation......Grin
13 May 2012 11:36PM
I actually prefer this shot better than a normal image of the liver building. Good image Dave Smile

AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
20 May 2012 11:11AM
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.

22 May 2012 3:26PM
A wonderful reflection..Lin
hippysnapper 11 17 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 7:14PM
Great reflection, loved the textured sky! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories of my home town DaveSmile
SuperRoo 13 63 2 Australia
9 Jun 2012 10:58PM
Wonderful reflection shot... something many people would have missed.

milky 16 Wales
9 Jun 2012 11:18PM
Excellent Reflection A1---------Gary(Milky)
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 7:11PM
A great idea which has paid off dividends, good to try out new ways of capturing such well photographed landmarks

davey_griffo 11 213 165 England
9 Sep 2012 10:39AM
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.
astyag 12 12
1 Jan 2013 12:08PM
Indeed, a superb idea!
milky 16 Wales
13 Feb 2013 9:02AM
Stunning Reflection amazing presented work-------MilkyWink

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