Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Reflection of Dark Objects on Water

The appearance of dark objects reflected in water depends on three factors:

1. The amount of silt or sediment in the water
2. The amount of light shining into the water
3. The shallowness of the water.

In this plein sketch, the trees might have reflected more darkly had it not been for the sunlight passing through the clear water and bouncing off the shallow, sandy bottom.

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