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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    IMO, the reflections are what make these types of pix interesting.
    I totally agree. To me any pictures of this type are made interesting at all but the interplay between the obvious point of focus and the 'commentary' in the reflections. If you get really lucky, you get an image where the two comment on each other. It's similar to double exposure, but the store window is doing it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Shove the lens right up against clean glass and go for it!
    Couldn't agree more, for killing reflections works a treat. There's a couple of shots in my flickr which show this very well.

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    Thanks for all the incredibly useful and interesting feedback. I am definitely going with the idea of trying to use the reflections as an added element of the picture, rather than trying to eliminate them. I went out again the other day and had go at this. Here's one of the results ...
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    Glad to hear it! For some inspiration, check out some of Lee Friedlander's pix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Glad to hear it! For some inspiration, check out some of Lee Friedlander's pix.
    I was just eyeing up a very large book of his work on Amazon last night ... I think I'll have to splash out on it.

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    My friend Dinesh once got arrested for taking pictures through windows, but that's a story for another day
    "While you're out there smashing the state, don't forget to keep a smile on your lips and a song in your heart!"

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    Used to occasionally shoot shop windows commercially, ages ago, We hung up a huge curtain 12x25' of black velvet about 5 feet from the glass (at night) and poked the camera lens through a slit cut in the middle. result: NO reflections!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tac View Post
    Used to occasionally shoot shop windows commercially, ages ago, We hung up a huge curtain 12x25' of black velvet about 5 feet from the glass (at night) and poked the camera lens through a slit cut in the middle. result: NO reflections!

    Yes, I use a smaller scale version of that when I shoot winning art show paintings for my local art club. I have about a five by seven foot dark cloth hung on a background stand and poke the camera through a slit in the middle. Works well with the watercolors which are always behind glass.

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    Finally got around to uploading some more of these shots I have been doing. Any comments welcome ...
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    I have a photo blog ... and a Flickr ...

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    Like them both, but 'really' like #2. Nice work.
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