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Picture of sunset reflection in a puddle – An opening in the sky

October 24th, 2007 · 20 Comments

Picture of sunset reflection in a puddle
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 21st 2007. Click image for larger view.

I found the reflection in the puddle, of the the sunset clouds, to be very beautiful. The reflection looks even more beautiful than the real clouds. A simple puddle can create nice pictures if you use your imagination 🙂

The weather has been very bad the last few days here in northern Norway so I welcomed this opportunity to photograph the small opening in the heavy layers of clouds. Maybe I should go outside and photograph the bad weather?

Information about the picture:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Ånstadbotn (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

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Tags: Clouds · Evening · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Reflection · Sky · Sunset

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ivan // Oct 24, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    That’s pretty awesome. How did you take your meter reading for this one? I’m wondering because the sky is brighter than the puddle, while the landscape is very dark overall. Tricky setup.

  • 2 Thomas Laupstad // Oct 24, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks Ivan 🙂

    I did my meter reading on the lightest part of the sky so it wasn’t blown.
    I then made 2 layers from the raw file where I adjusted the exposure to fit both the puddle and sky and slapped them together in photoshop.

  • 3 kml // Oct 24, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    I agree – the colors in the puddle are brighter and more beautiful than the actual clouds! Great job!

  • 4 Bobbie // Oct 24, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Why do I feel that you didn’t exactly “slap them together” in Photoshop?? 😀

    You should consider getting and underwater housing for your camera. That way you can take it outside in any kind of weather to shoot photos without damaging your camera and lenses. I’ll bet you could get some spectacular shots that way during stormy weather.

  • 5 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Oct 25, 2007 at 4:05 am

    This is an amazing image! WOW! So much symbolism in it. Great work. Cindy

  • 6 bernie kasper // Oct 25, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Great shot Thomas, the refection is amazing in this.

  • 7 Cheekymonkey // Oct 26, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    That is an astounding Picture, It’s soo beautiful. It would look great on a postcard.

    Great Work

  • 8 woltjef // Oct 26, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    so great picture, spiritual ambiant

  • 9 Rammon // Oct 27, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Wow. Great shoots.

  • 10 Emma // Oct 27, 2007 at 2:41 am

    Wow, that’s beautiful. That should be your October calendar photo. Emma

  • 11 LOBO // Oct 27, 2007 at 2:41 am

    This pic is so cool, I’m using it for my desktop!


  • 12 LOBO // Oct 27, 2007 at 2:43 am

    If you don’t mind, I’d like to link you …

  • 13 LadyTerri // Oct 27, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Hi, I came over from Predator Press and I must say these are beautiful photos!!! 🙂

  • 14 Cindy // Oct 27, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    That is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve added you as a contact and joined your community. Your photography is awesome!

  • 15 Yoz // Oct 28, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Fantastic pictures. Keep up the good work

  • 16 Kerri // Nov 1, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    I just posted a puddle reflection today… how neat that I found yours the same day I posted mine. This is just BEAUTIFUL!

  • 17 missy // Nov 9, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    breathtaking photos…

  • 18 Marvia // Nov 12, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Your photos never cease to amaze me! Keep up the great work Tom.

  • 19 ddoza // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:28 am

    It is really more beautiful than reall clouds.

  • 20 Rick Rouse // Nov 20, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous image! The exposure is simply perfect.