Abstract Glass Reflections by Anita Pollak

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I took this photo (and many more!) back in 2011 for a close-up class with Bryan Peterson. The assignment was specular highlights, so I brought this glass basket to my back porch when the late afternoon light was streaming in.

It’s a lovely basket decorated with red flowers, and I shot it many different ways. This isn’t the shot I used in the class but it caught my eye when I was looking through my archives.

Nikon D300s with Nikon 105mm lens.

I boosted the contrast and vibrance and used two layers of Alien Skin Snap Art 4 with custom settings and different opacities.

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...about 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Anita – I love the different reds and blues! Gorgeous!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Christina! I had a lot of fun with this one!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    The silky, high gloss is wonderful the way it brings out the forms and colors in the glass. The background bokeh has a colorful supporting role to play and does it very well. Altogether a fascinating image, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your delightful comments and the fave, Celeste! I was looking for something different to work on and a trip through the archives brought me to this series of photos. As you know, going back through the archives can be surprising and productive, especially when there’s nothing much to shoot outside!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 1 year ago

    This is a very beautiful work young Lady very well created

  • Thank you so much, mrcoradour! And it’s been awhile since I’ve been called a young lady – thank for making my day!

    – Anita Pollak

  • raeuberstochter
    raeuberstochterabout 1 year ago

    Lovely on so many levels!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments, raeuberstocher!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyabout 1 year ago

    Looking like a flowery nest of jewels, Anita… I know you had fun in the class…Love the colors and all that bokeh!!! Fave

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Susan! A flowery nest of jewels – you have such a wonderful way with words! I had a ball with that class and wish I could go out right now and shoot some things on the back porch, bu that (like so many things) will have to wait for warmer weather!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 1 year ago

    Wow this is spectacular……

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and the fave, Renate!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizulevaabout 1 year ago

    Marvelous image.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Georgia! I had a lot of fun with this one!

    – Anita Pollak

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    Very lovely visual, great colors!!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and the fave, Viv!

    – Anita Pollak

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