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Old May 2, 2005, 3:51 PM   #1
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Old May 2, 2005, 4:00 PM   #2
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wow...this one has me completely lost...
lol, even with you telling me what you did, i still can't see the mirror line!

it's very cool barbara! more abstract with the mirror trick... :-D
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Old May 2, 2005, 4:17 PM   #3
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Barbara, you know "Cal and Selvin don't look" means Cal and Selvin MUST look. :-):-)

I have to agree with Vito on this one. I like the picture but I don't see where the mirror comes into play. I see tree branches and what looks like the top of a tree sticking up through a fog layer. Can you explain exactly what you did here and what was your objective.

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Old May 2, 2005, 4:33 PM   #4
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Aha! You looked!

The far edge of the mirror is blurred and creating the look of fog. The mirror was held nearly horizontal and was right beneath the lens, but here's what I can't figure out at all: why was the edge of the mirror blurred while the closer image in the mirror was as sharp as the distant branches? I'm absolutely miffed at this.

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ahh...the one place i suspected :-p

very cool :-D

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Thanks, Vito, but you know what's REALLY cool? It's that mirrors can do some very unexpected things.

I went back and forth witha friend some time ago about what, exactly, would be reflected in two mirrors if they were perfectly lined up with each other and perfectly parallel. We must have spent a week e-mailing back and forth about this, but we never resolved it because we ended up getting sidetracked by clones.:-)
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hmm...you 'might' be able to find out...

if you can set up your tripod...right at the edge of a small table

the, do all kinds of measuring...

and set up two mirrors...parallel and stuff..

interesting to try...

i've seen some stuff though...of marbles on a large piece of glass...the reflections got all broken up, because of the angle..it was fascinating..

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I'm sure the answer is wrapped up in highly technical things, maybe the physics of light, and so I've this awful feeling that, no matter how I studied it, I still wouldn't understand any of it. Physics was my all-time worst subject in school.:sad:And yet, if I were to experiment with it as you suggest, I might not understand it, but this wouldn't preclude learning how to repeat and thus control an effect. I'm torn between curiosity and fear of failure.:?
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Barbara

I love the stuff you do with toning.

I like the delicacy of this image.For me it works best as a straight image...(bar the lack of a trunk on the left :lol:...)

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bcoultry wrote:
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...highly technical things...no matter how I studied it, I still wouldn't understand any of it. Physics was my all-time worst subject in school.
Nonsense. Anyone who can cope with the technicalities of photography can understand mirror images, so I know you can!

A plane mirror just creates avirtual world behind it that's identical to the one in front of it, except that...

1. it's laterally inverted i.e., a 'mirror image', and....

2. it's a bit dimmer due to slightly imperfect reflection; a bit of lost light.

So, if you saw my entry in the "water" challenge last month, I shot a stately home reflected in a pond. Looking in the pond gave me a window into the virtual world below the plane of the pond, identical to the one above it, but upside down, until I turned it over.

Now if you're talking about curved mirrors, it's a different matter, and you should apply to NASA for a job as a Hubble restorer.
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