29 July 2011

Portrait reflection





 After today's class I went to the library next door and took a whole host of photos.  I was working on manual settings, white balance, framing, and perspective.  I came around the corner and caught my reflection in the glass.  I thought it would be fun to snap a "portrait" of me, with the portraits of the university presidents below (I'm pretty sure that's who they are).  I also thought including the books was a nice side note to remind the viewer we were in the library.  What do you think?


More Weekend Reflections HERE.






Except for a bit of cropping, this is SOOC.  There is an atrium in the middle of the building.  This means there is a combination of natural light pouring in and mixing with the fluorescent.  I played with the white balance and found that parts of the building called for the sunlight setting, while others did better with fluorescent or cloudy setting.  I read on a blog the other day that many folks find the cloudy choice to be useful inside buildings not using regular light bulbs (tungsten) lighting.  Seems to work for me.

More library shots coming for SOCC Sunday.

M.E.

16 comments:

Malyss said...

I think I like the result! books and presidents with you in a self-portrait!Who else could have this?!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections for the day! I love libraries! And I love your composition! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

James said...

Very cool shot! It's like you are floating in air. :)

'Tsuki said...

Library are great place to catch reflection : well done !

leavesnbloom said...

I think that is one cool shot - you nailed the perspective!

LauraX said...

great reflection!

EG Wow said...

Now this is a truly FUN shot. How does it feel to be among the presidents of the university?

Jan n Jer said...

Great refection shot...sounds like you are learning a lot! Have fun with it!

julandmatt said...

Very cool photo. I don't know anything about white balance. I'll try the cloudy setting next time.
Julie

Karen said...

Cool!

Kim, USA said...

Actually this is cute!! Love it!

Sunset reflection

mountain mama said...

cool shot indeed!

Rekha said...

Wonderful reflection...almost a colourful ghost of a first lady, hanging around perhaps?

Montreal Photo Daily said...

You did good! Would make an interesting portrait! :)

Nita Davis said...

Very nice, love the composition.

NatureFootstep said...

I love it. It is a cool shot. :)