Color, symmetry, and composition are just some of the great elements you can focus on when taking photos of reflections. For our recent Quest, we asked you to submit your best photos of reflections, and the results were stunning.

The winning image was Joan Gamell’s “Pyramid in a puddle.”

Pyramid in a puddle by Joan Gamell on

Meet the photographer: “I picked up photography early in my childhood—I was always snapping pictures with several compact film cameras—but it was not until my teens, in 2004, when I started learning the manual settings and experimenting with them, thanks to my dad’s Nikon D70. I’ve been self-learning photography since then.”

Joan gave us the story behind the photo: “I took this picture in Hoatling Pl., a small alleyway in San Francisco right in front of the Transamerica Pyramid building. It just rained a couple of hours before, and I noticed the reflection in the puddle by chance. Thankfully, I had my camera at hand. Post-production was rotating the shot and adding some contrast.”

Want more creative ways of capturing reflections? Check out our runners up below.

Fishing to Xing Ping Village by fabrizio massetti on

Reflection of beauty by Aibek Akhanov on

Mount Taranaki by Aaron Jenkin on

Morning silence... by Krzysztof Browko on

Silence by Rekha Garton on

The Past Whispers by videophotoart com on

A photographer by Chaiyun Damkaew on

The little crocodiles of Germany by Björn Reibert on

Just a frozen lake by John Wilhelm is a photoholic on

Did you miss this Quest? Check out upcoming ones here.