Alley Reflection

Downtown Calgary Alley puddle city reflection guy man street - Rob Moses Photography - Photographer famous 50L Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50L ~ Settings: 1/125 – f/16 – ISO 2500

Alley action from downtown Calgary, Canada. I don’t shoot a lot of alley photos, but I was just walking down this one and noticed the reflection in the water. A few seconds after I noticed the reflection, I noticed that guy walking around the corner and saw he was trying to zip out of my frame. I quickly snapped this shot before he could get out and am I ever glad I did, because I shot another photo after he was gone and it wasn’t nearly as interesting. Also, the guy way the background had moved out of frame right after the first guy did, so the quick shot saved this picture from being a bit of bore :).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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28 Comments

  1. Hi Rob, love the image, I love looking at the reflections in puddles! like you I think having people in the images a good think, they provide action, perspective and scale. thanks for sharing your work with us.

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  2. you are right, the person running makes a nice detail that gives the photo that “little something” to make it a great shot. I assume the alley didn’t have much light since the ISO that you used was 2500? And one more question πŸ™‚ Where is this beautiful photo taken? :p

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    1. Yes the photo was in Calgary, Canada πŸ™‚ As for the ISO, I had it that high because I wanted to shoot f/16 so everything from the ground around the puddle, the buildings 2 blocks away and the sky would be sharp. Thank you for your comment! πŸ˜‰

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  3. wow…that is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this photo in the reader Rob…very well done! My eyes were immediately drawn to the reflection, gotta love a reflection, but then to the fellow on the right. I have to say I wondered what he was running from…I didn’t think he was trying to avoid having his photo taken, I was wondering if the reason was sinister??? πŸ˜‰ sinister is the feeling I get from the rest of the alley…love the photo!

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    1. Thank you Heather . But he was indeed trying to get out of the frame, not because he didn’t want his picture take’n, but I think he was just trying to get out of my way. Little did he know he was to be a big part of the shot haha. I thanked him after words for his effort in moving though ;).

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