Weekly #708 - Mirror Image Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 14/03/2021
Judge: MHOL190246

I would like to see images created using natural or man made reflective surfaces taken with Pentax equipment (or clones). Pictures can be either taken from your archives or be newly created. Good luck and looking forward to seeing some great shots
Competition Entries


Link Posted 15/03/2021 - 12:53

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. The images submitted were so good that I found I extremely difficult to decide. I hope that no-one is offended by my final choice or comments.

David Trout: Metro Bridge. A lovely shot with vibrant colours giving an abstract slant on the subject. Nicely sharp with the ripple effect. The primary and secondary colours complement each other to make a striking image.

Jofford: Fiord Reflection. Gorgeous landscape shot with both the mountain and sky included in the reflection. The colourful buildings dwarfed in the landscape add to the overall quality of the shot.There is just enough blur in the foreground to highlight the overall image.

PRYorkshire: Sunset over Loch Linnie. Beautiful silhouettes of the land and the boats with perfect mirror image showing the darkening sky. Trouble is, it makes me want tor return to the Scottish Highlands - now!! I love the tranquillity of the scene.

Johnwnjr: Making Circles. Beautifully composed photograph of an ancient bridge reflected in still waters. There is just the right amount of rippling on the river. The juxtaposition of new buildings flanking the bridge shows its antiquity.

Perspicador: Great Crested Grebe. Really nicely composed with the pale green out of focus background highlighting the bird. The mirror image of the bird, its plumage and the presence of water droplets on the feathers suggest to me that it has recently surfaced from a dive for food.

NigelK: Rear View. A very clever take on the theme with the sky, clouds and a tree reflected in the rear windscreen of a car. Really nice framing using the rear light clusters and the white of the body work creating a lovely contrast.

Davidwozhere: Mirrored in ..absolutely nothing. Another interesting interpretation of the subject. The slightly out of focus background colours serve to highlight the forks apparently levitating. I love the way in which the background colours are reflected in the metal of the forks.

PaulB 531: River Derwent. The use of monochrome here makes the wintery scene of bare trees reflected in the river quite dramatic and pleasing to the eye. I particularly like the idea of the dark trees contrasting with the lighter colour of the river. The different shapes produced add to the overall scene.

John Riley: Skye Reflections. A beautiful well-balanced scene with the hills, the loch, sky and the cumulus all combining to make a tranquil image with great use of light and shade. The blue of the sky and the greens and browns of the hills work well together.

Jak: After the Storm. You certainly would not be the first customer to pick a hire car up that morning!! Lovely use of the flooded car park as a mirror. The cloudy sky, which seems to promise more rain, adds to the overall scene.

Noel cmn: Reflections of a Hippo. He/she certainly looks relaxed. It is a nice shot with just the creature and the water to look at with no distracting background. Certainly, an interesting take on the subject. Nice colour contrasts.

Drofmit: The only way is up. An interesting approach to the subject. I particularly like the simplicity of the branch in the water and the 90-degree shift to achieve the photo.

Retsoor: Leeds Castle. A lovely scene of a lovely castle. A nicely balanced shot harking back to those halcyon days when visits to such castles were the norm. A tranquil scene


Link Posted 15/03/2021 - 12:59
Thanks for the competition and comments Michael. Some terrific entries. My congratulations to Davidwozhere, Nigelk and John Riley.
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Link Posted 15/03/2021 - 16:32
High Michael. Found it hard to judge eh. Well it serves you right for winning last week. I had the same problem with you last week. I had nothing worth putting in this week. Nice lot this week. Congrats to all who entered.
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Link Posted 15/03/2021 - 16:46
Thanks Michael for the competition and feedback - excellent job. Well done David for a worthy winning image amongst some very good entries.


Link Posted 15/03/2021 - 19:32
Thanks for the competition and judging Michael, another enjoyable one with some good entries. Congratulations to David for a worthy winning shot, and to Nigel and John for second and third respectively.


Link Posted 16/03/2021 - 00:58
(On my screen at least) I wonder how often one sees the three podiums all lined up, as submitted, in rank order like this? I looked at all of these and I was very glad it wasn't me judging it - what a collection of wonderful images! Thank you for the 1st place and congratulations to Nigel, who I thought might win it and also to John Excellent job of judging Michael. Thank you.
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