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It's a Mystery

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Challenge: Through the Looking Glass (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
Lens: Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Date: Nov 19, 2021
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2021

Didn't think I was going to have anything for this challenge, but then I went to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose while on vacation. This is our tour guide reflected in the mirror in Sarah Winchester's bedroom. I think the old timey treatment suits it and works with the slightly OOF pot in the foreground. It's interesting, but not one of my best. Expecting a with the pack finish.

Post challenge notes:
A few commenters made a mention of her mask dating this as a recent photo and implied it affected the period feel, but there WAS the Spanish flu pandemic around 1918, so I call it period appropriate. By accident, but still.

Her mask was appropriate to the place, though. Here's a closeup:
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Place: 4 out of 16
Avg (all users): 6.4667
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4545
Views since voting: 318
Views during voting: 69
Votes: 30
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2021 10:40:07 PM
The sepia toning lends quick authenticity to this image being taken in the
Victorian era, but for the covid mask. Could be for, though, some miasmic affronts wending their way through London. I like the depth of field here, leaving the pitcher soft and the deep interior sharp. The lights and darks are nicely distributed. The woman, who might be a maid, has the posed stiffness of the times. The white shapes on the right edge are somewhat distracting.
Personal second favorite of the challenge.
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12/04/2021 11:07:55 AM
think this is great, love the tones and processing, a longer exposure with her stepping out would have made a great ghost image / more mystery
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12/04/2021 10:51:02 AM
you have achieved all of the creepiness of Victorian/Edwardian death pose photos, with a nicely complicated and interesting mirror composition.
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12/03/2021 09:46:20 PM
I really like the feeling of this. The title suits it. The sepia tone and the dress of the nurse makes it feel old and yet the face mask brings on thoughts of Covid. In my top 3
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12/03/2021 07:02:36 PM
Indeed mysterious. Nicely done
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11/29/2021 02:56:10 PM
This is wonderful. Is it a hotel room?
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