Water, Wood and Leaves (Three Photographs) and a Word on Reflections
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I cannot imagine a circumstance where there was a good reflection to exploit where I have not tried to make it part of my composition. However, with water there can be a few issues. Water distorts and sometimes the reflections make things look broken (there is a scientific term for this, “diffraction”. Put a pencil in a glass of water and you will see the pencil looks broken at the water line if seen from the side). Reflections can catch light differently from the subject, usually a darker color. Reflections that are perfect look faked. Ripples and other objects between the reflection and the camera can affect the reflection for good or bad. By all means try for the shadow, I do, but look closely to see how good the reflection really is.