Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

A reflection of abstract art.

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending modes.

It was a challenge as I had to make sure the reflection didn’t look out of place.. and to soften the reflection I used a Gaussian Blur on the reflection itself.  I also cropped the image so that it was only a partial reflection.  And should you wish to try reflections and are not sure where to start I found an excellent tutorial.  Written by Darlene Hildebrandt  for a blog called Digital Photography School, the tutorial tells you how to create and transform the reflection of your image.

Once my image was back into Lightroom, I played around with a gradient filter and a radial filter and a few sliders in the to alter the exposure and highlight of my adjustments. After that I lowered the exposure of the image and then  I added a vignette.

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