San Francisco resident Travis Curtis spent 15 minutes shooting this unique photograph of Yosemite Falls, receiving a lot of strange looks from the other tourists around him.
Image credit: Photograph by Travis Curtis and used with permission
How was it done?
He took a shot of the reflections in the water, and flipped the shot upside down, or took the shot upside down. Well, that’s what I think.
That was my interpretation.
very nice shot, I can imagine its probably been done before, but none the less he did a great job working the exposure and composition out.
And it took him 15 minutes?
He got strange looks? Was he upside down? Was he holding the camera upside down?
By the strange looks comment physically upside down comes to mind.
It was flipped afterward. He was getting strange looks because he spent 15 minutes photographing a puddle as he was trying to frame the shot, while everyone around him was photographing the waterfall directly and wondering why he was taking pictures of the ground :)
Could you link to his site, blog or anything that describes HOW this unique photo was taken? Why link to Wikipedia?
We definitely would have, but he requested that we didn’t include a link. Sorry
The other commenters are right: he framed and photographed the waterfall in a puddle, then flipped the photo afterward to make the waterfall right-side-up. In case you’re wondering, he used a Canon Rebel t2i with a Sigma EX 10-20mm wide angle, shooting at f/6.3 and 1/13.
Hope that answers your question
looks familiar. same idea. 2010
Why would someone not want extra publicity?
It looked better when it wasn’t flipped…
Nice, but it’s been done. Am I the first to say it?