I'm sure majority of you looking at this photo think that reflection here could be fake :). Well, it is, in 100%.
But before you dismiss the idea, let me explain. It was the only way to make this photo interesting somehow, as I got there bit earlier than planned (this is at the back of o2 Arena in east London) and sky wasn't going super crazy yet . My main goal was to shoot sunset from cable car (below in the stream) so I had to move on thinking I'll figure out what to do with that scene later. So reflection is fake. I mean, it is a real thing… which has just been flipped, moved, blurred and darkened :) There’s no way this muddy river is that nice looking and calm :) I don't do this kind of stuff very often but when I do, I firstly make sure nothing else can be done to save the shot :) In composition department it also looks better, mostly because of these two cranes... It’s about trying to be creative I think- it’s an art after all...
So now the question is: Does knowing the reflection was made up affect your opinion of the photo? Do you like it more or less? Or you don't like it at all?
Have a great week everyone.
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Canon 5DMkIII, 16-35mm f4L IS USM, 26mm, f8, ISO 100.
Lightroom HDR and Macphun Intensify Pro in Photoshop.