During the recent night workshop by the famous Neil Zeller, he said that reflection shots don't make things twice as good, they make it ten times as good. And he's right. Here's proof. Actually proof of two things. One is that reflections make things better, and sometimes the second attempt at something isn't just better, it's way better.
Most of my readers have seen a photo of our house from this direction, though the camera is usually at eye height. A perfectly ordinary corner lot bungalow in Calgary. It's such a boring shot I won't bore you with it.
This first one was done the other day while I was out for a walk. It's nice enough, and better than a straightforward shot, but I wasn't entirely happy with it.
Fortunately I got a second chance at it today. I'm much happier with this shot! Moving the camera back about 3 inches and an inch to the left makes all the difference. Some nice light and a bit of cloud helps too.