Sunday, April 29, 2012
What The Hey?
Have you figured this one out yet? I was filming a Great Blue Heron the other day that got so close, I couldn't contain his entire form within the frame. But, I also knew if I tried to reposition the camera (it was on a tripod) into a vertical or portrait aspect, it would spook and fly. To make matters worse, I was holding an umbrella over my head and knew that if I moved the umbrella, that would also spook it. So I started playing with different ways to capture parts of it.
The reason you may have been disoriented by the photo is that I turned the reflection right side up or upside down - however you want to look at it (no pun intended, but you can laugh if you're so inclined). The second frame, taken a second earlier, hasn't been tampered with. Notice how the image grows sharper as it nears the source. That is true of most water reflections.