Photographic Examples-7-Playa Reflections 2

Alain Briot


Playa Reflections #2


This image was created almost exactly 1 year afterPlaya Reflections 1which is featured in the previous essay in this series.

When I created Playa Reflections 1 I thought I had gone a little too far in terms of creativity.  However, the response to this image proved that I was on to something.  This first image quickly became a best seller and was used as the cover image for my first book.  It was also widely hot-linked on MySpace, although this is both good and bad.

This motivated me to go further, and one year later I created Playa Reflections 2 as a result.  The inspiration for this image is quite similar to Playa Reflections 1.  However, I did not want to do a copy of my first image, and thus sought to be creative in different ways.  My use of a yellow tone for the foreground sand caused me to, once again, wonder if I had gone too far.  However, once again this image became a best seller proving that continued creativity as well as going further into my vision was the proper thing to do.

Alain Briot
Vistancia, Arizona
October 2010


About Alain Briot

Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials on composition, printing and on marketing photographs. Alain is also the author of Mastering Landscape Photography.  This book is available from Amazon and other bookstores as well as directly from Alain.  You can find more information about Alain’s work, writings and tutorials on his website at

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