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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Ripples and Waves - no waves, just ripply

Thought this was ripply, a different take on the subject. It was my favorite of the ones I took at lunch, with the topic in mind. If you will notice, there's a mostly straight line on the right. It's about the only straight line in the picture - the building is all at angles and doesn't have much for straight lines to use for correcting any camera tilt. I rarely have a picture that doesn't require some correcting.

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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Glad that window cleaner can't see how wobbly and distorted his platform is! I really like the concept.

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Old Dec 2, 2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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Reminds me of the melting man special effects in "The Terminator". I'm surprised the glass shows so many "ripples" in my naiveness I would think are imperfections in the glass.
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Maybe they are some kind of polymer/Plexiglas made to bend and distort
rather than shatter...?

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Old Dec 3, 2010, 4:56 AM   #5
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Beautiful. A lesson on composition.
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 6:18 AM   #6
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Nice chioice, great shot mtngal. you can even see ripples oon the straight side through the mirror reflection.
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Now that is an interesting concept. Well done.
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 9:43 AM   #8
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The guy on the scaffolding is actually a painter. The building that's being reflected is completely blank on that side and they often have giant billboards painted on it.

I wouldn't be surprised if the glass has some type of flex to it. These are relatively modern high-rise office buildings in West Los Angeles, so I'm sure they were designed with seismic considerations, including the glass. All of the buildings along this couple of blocks show this type of distortion to some extent (it was great fun looking for distorted reflections in the half hour of my lunch time).

I looked at the billboard this morning and there's a half-painted sign saying "Tron" - sort-of falls in line with the Terminator look. I guess Disney must lease the space - last month it was an ad for Tangled.
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Very clever!
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