*** MINI-CHALLENGE: Reflections/Reflectivity ***

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*** MINI-CHALLENGE: Reflections/Reflectivity ***

Decades ago, when I was a strictly analog film photographer, I often used polarizing filters on my lenses in an attempt to remove unwanted reflections - from windows, from glass, from the surface of bodies of water. The polarizing filter, when adjusted correctly vis-a-vis the angle of view, often had the effect of limiting or removing reflections - and allowing the camera lens to 'see' what lay beyond or beneath them.

It took me more years to begin to see, and understand, that reflections - things reflected - and reflectivity itself - are and can be powerful and unusual elements of a photograph. We see reflections everywhere in our daily lives - in bathroom mirrors in the morning, in shopfront window-glass, in the calm surface of a lake - in the polished metal of a hubcap, in the small-space of one's eyeglasses - in the rear-view mirrors of our automobiles - they are ubiquitous.

The theme of this Mini-Challenge is REFLECTIONS - and also the reflective nature of objects in our universe, aka REFLECTIVITY. Photography is a visual language and the challenge of this new 'Challenge' is to find a way to photograph something reflected or a reflection - in a way that communicates with the viewer --- something that engages our eyes, our aesthetics, our emotions, our feelings --- you name it, all of these interpretations can be valid.

Any or all photographs, new or old, that address this subject will be welcomed.  I've attached one sample photograph of my own here which shows a somewhat classic interpretation of the Reflectivity theme.

Clouds reflected in the street, after an Oregon rain-shower.

The closing time of this Challenge will be Midnight, PDT, on Thursday, October 27, 2018.

Boilerplate Rules

The host gives you a topic and you post up to three images that fit. Any picture you have taken is eligible regardless of time taken or camera.

The host chooses the winners and honorable mentions. The host's decision is final. Remember, it's all about fun, sharing, and learning. The winner of this challenge then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner of that one, and so on it goes. The winner of this challenge will have 48 hours to post the next challenge. If that doesn't happen, 2nd place will have 24 hours to do you so, then it's up to 3rd place.

Submission Posting Guidelines

Post each one of your three submissions in its own reply to this post. Give each post a unique Subject, like, "HCB - Derriere la Gare Saint-Lazare", "HCB - Boy With Wine Bottles", and "HCB - Mexican Ladies". It's best to embed an image in it's post rather than linking to somewhere else (you'll get more views that way).

PLEASE reply specifically to this posting with your images/entries? If you post an image in response to someone else's image as a "sub-thread", not only does it clutter up the thread and make image viewing difficult, but your image may get lost in the "mess".

If you want people to give you constructive comments and criticism, ask for C&C.

Feel free to post photos "for exhibition only" if you want to share more than three or won't be available to host the next challenge, just let us know that in your posts.

Try to post photos that share the EXIF information - if EXIF info is not available, a description of the PP application used, and maybe even some info on how you went about creating the image would be great!

Comment Posting Guidelines

Feel free to post comments on the images. If you want to save bandwidth, remove the image from your reply so you just post text. If you would give someone else's submission a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, click on the green "Like?" thumb on the top right of the post, so we know which images were most popular. The host will make up their own mind Feel free to post comments on the images. If you want to save bandwidth, remove the image from your reply so you just post text. If you would give someone else's submission a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, click on the green "Like?" thumb on the top right of the post, so we know which images were most popular. The host will make up their own mind which images best fit their topic without being influenced by that.

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