I like reflexes

Reflexes in buildings, in street photography

Only with the title of the post you can know about I’m talking.

I like reflexes, it’s something “surrealist” in photography. If you are creating a portrait, a mirror can be very useful.

Today I like to talk about reflexes in street photography. It’s easy in your city find buildings, shops with windows, doors made with crystals.

This photography was taken in Zona Forum in Barcelona city. I recommended this area to take photos about architecture, this place is amazing. Walking inside a building see this reflexes and I can’t stop thinking about how to use it.

Well, for me the important thing is the symmetry between the build, and the image in the crystals.

I moved until find the right perspective, normally I take several photos to different highs. The second part is the exposure. You know that cameras don’t “understand” the light like our eyes. This is the tonal range. Ok, no problem. The important it’s the builds in the street, and I use the ceiling and the floor to create some mysterious image. If you sense the light in the buildings of the street, the ceiling and floor will be in darkness, and the eyes go to watch the street and the reflex, perfect.

The camera I use was Olympus E-M5MarkII with 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens, and was setup with this:

  • 32mm
  • F9.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO 500

The processed was very simple, only lights, some darkness was adjust and focus. The important part was to crop the photography, in the top and the bottom. I do this because I want to show the image more “panoramic”

I’m wish you like this post and you know, if you want or need more information feel free to contact me.

Thanks for reading,

David Cucalon


About David Cucalón

About me: I began to make shots in 2008, with Olympus E-510. I like a several kinds of photos, but my favourites are motorsport, first plane, macro and urban shots. I think that digital age make more easy and accessible photography for a lot of people. I’m expect you enjoy with my gallery and feel free to make constructive critics. Welcome to my world. Sobre mí: Empecé a tomar fotografías en el año 2008, con una Olympus E-510. Me gustan diferentes tipos de fotos, pero mis favoritas son competiciones automovilísticas, primeros planos, macros y ciudades. Pienso que la era digital ha hecho más fácil y accesible la fotografía a muchas personas. Espero que disfrutes con mi galería, y siéntete libre para hacer críticas constructivas. Bienvenido a mi mundo
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