Reserved II

Reserved II

An abstract reflection cast in the James River. The motion of the water blurs the details of the reflections.

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The image above is the light reflecting off the Federal Reserve building in downtown Richmond, VA, being¬†reflected in the James River. The motion of the water has been frozen by a relatively fast shutter speed, rendering the building’s reflection as a collection of dots distributed across the water. Photographic pointillism, to coin a phrase.

I’ve posted another version of this image earlier (here) using a longer shutter speed to blur out the individual points making up the reflection as the water moves past, but I’m rather fond of this version as well. I like the texture and the fact that the faster shutter speed, while creating an entirely different look to the image, still retains the abstract characteristics.

Taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 80-400 mm zoom lens. The exposure was 1/125th sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100.

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