18 Photographers Share Their Incredible Stories on Nature and Wildlife Photography
“Nature is filled with subjects that possess a graphical or abstract nature. They are found everywhere. It all depends on how we look at them.”
The photograph was shot at Joychandi Pahar in West Bengal, and is a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. The area also harbours several small lakes. It was at one of these lakes where I noticed peculiar tree branches magically emerging from the water. It so happened that a bird swooped in right at that moment and settled on one of the branches. The water was very still, which in turn, created a crisp reflection. The stillness that surrounded the entire scene prompted me to make the image.
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Exposure: 1/160sec at f/8, ISO 100
Know Where to Focus
While shooting reflections, you must focus on just the surface of the water. There will be some out-of-focus elements that will emphasise colours. That said, some of the most outstanding reflections are sharp throughout, needing a careful choice of aperture.