summer, xmas tree, and a magic hour

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My entry to round 1 of a new contest that #shadowhunters community just have started (@annephilbrick is in charge and will judge):



A few notes about this scene. The tree was installed at the entrance to the 'LETO' megamall at St.Petersburg, Russia. 'Leto' in Russian mean 'Summer', and theres a whole story behind it, why this mall have received such an ordinary name; but it goes beyond the topic of my post ;)


Anyway. The gigantic mirror facade of the mall is ideal option to capture some nice stuff. I really enjoyed the picture and could not pass it by back in 2019, without taking a picture.


location: St.Petersburg, Russia December 2019 natural light
camera/lens: Canon 5D 16-35mm 2.8 raw-conv
f/3.2 t 1/125 ISO 125 --

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What a lovely picture! The gigantic mirror of the mall cleanly reflected the Christmas tree and other objects in the background. Nice snapshot 👍

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Beautiful shot sir. 🙏🎄, the is real or artificial ?

of course, it is an artificial one. but the reflection is real ;))))

I thought so sir, it looks beautiful indeed. 🙏

This is a great entry and I know you love these kind of assignments good luck in the contest

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@qwerrie - Shadow and reflection are interesting topic for shadow hunting. The photos of your Christmas tree reflection on the building are very creative. Love the mood and tone of the photos.

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