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WordPress Photo Challenge: Reflections


The technique here is to turn the camera upside-down and rest the bottom of the camera on the ceiling of the vehicle in which you’re riding.  The camera is inverted.  Your camera will turn everything back right-side-up afterwards.

This way, I always get the ceiling reflection and the people in the train.

This was shot on an airport transfer train of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


13 responses

  1. annetjiesepoems

    This is so creative and awesome! I am outrageously jealous!

    December 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    • Come to South Asia. I’ll point you in the direction of some very photographic sights.

      December 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      • annetjiesepoems

        I am in South Korea! It’s my skills that are lacking! I’m planning to backpack through Southeast Asia in March before I go home. So I will start practicing more often!

        December 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      • Can I ask what you’re doing there? I’m in Jakarta teaching at an international school.

        As for technique, I try to explain what I do, but I also follow a couple of photographers who explain more than I do. http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/, Sam Javanrouh in Toronto, Canada, is a really big inspiration.

        December 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  2. Very cool photo – I love it!

    December 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  3. annetjiesepoems

    I’ve been teaching English through the public schools program, EPIK, here for the past 2 years. I’m getting ready to leave soon, actually. I bought a Canon Powershot SX210 recently, it’s pretty good for a point and shoot and the best I could buy with my budget. Thanks for the tips and the link, I’m keen to get better. 😀

    December 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    • That’s a great camera to start with. Try setting it to “aperture priority” and put the number as low as it will go. Once you figure out aperture, move on to shutter speed. It can be fun, especially when it’s digital.

      December 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      • annetjiesepoems

        Cool, thanks, I’ll start with that. Have a good evening!

        December 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  4. The KLIA express! Excellent photo.

    December 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  5. Way Cool!

    December 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

  6. Chloe

    that’s insanely awesome technique!

    December 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    • I’m nothing if not crazy. Thanks.

      December 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm