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Where Does Reality End?
Where Does Reality End?

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Challenge: Illusions II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Rutland, VT
Date: Aug 7, 2005
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2005

Levels adjusted, cloned mirror edge lines out, burn, USM.

Place: 118 out of 127
Avg (all users): 4.1228
Avg (commenters): 3.8235
Avg (participants): 4.0238
Avg (non-participants): 4.1642
Views since voting: 944
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 285
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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04/10/2007 11:08:49 PM
Oh my... my condolences. ;-)
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04/10/2007 09:28:25 PM
Ah, another "shame" involving reflections. Hail, kindred spirit! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2005 09:13:18 PM
At the surface of the mirror? I see some potential for this shot, but your focus seems to be off. My eye wanders around the shot looking for the focal point and can not find it. It's also a little distracting to have pieces cropped of at the edges. The lighting is also unimaginative making everything flat. Moving the lights around may have helped bring out the depth in this.
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08/13/2005 11:52:31 AM
I don't se any connection to the challenge. Unsharp and harsh ligthing. There is to much clutter and therefore the eye doesn't know where to look. I therefore can only give 2 for trying.
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08/12/2005 12:16:37 AM
Nice illusion using reflections but the image needed to be a bit sharper.
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08/11/2005 02:21:06 PM
Maybe with this image?
08/11/2005 01:37:06 PM
I had to look long and hard at this to get it. I appreciate the effort, but feel that, with only the 'real' objects in sharp focus, the image lacks a little something overall.
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08/11/2005 03:28:39 AM
The reality ends when alice glimbs through the looking glass..
I would like to see a greater depth of field used, bringing the whole shot into focus.
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08/10/2005 02:27:04 PM
I guess this is a shot of gemstones, but I don't understand the illusion.
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08/09/2005 08:22:40 PM
Interesting although I wish the lighting was better and the mirro, cleaner :)
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08/09/2005 02:41:57 PM
i am curious to why you choose to half crop out a lot of the stones, and if it would have been more advantagious to just remove some of them from the frame?
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08/09/2005 11:41:31 AM
i have no idea what this is....?
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08/08/2005 10:22:10 PM
Nice reflections and color, but the OOF is a bit distracting.
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08/08/2005 08:02:18 PM
lighting and focus could be better to give the viewer a better look at these interesting and difficult to photograph gems
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08/08/2005 04:08:25 PM
First Impression: Well, I don't see the story. I see many loose peices, nicely spaced and placed, but I don't see the story.
Was I fooled? I think what might have helped is preperation. Clean mirror, no clues, such as the bottom left and upper right corner black cloth. To really fool people, try this again, but flip the image vertically. Your mind will tell you youre looking at a reflection, but it will be fooled, because the reflection is upside down.
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08/08/2005 03:05:41 PM
Great color, good detail, I like the reflections.
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08/08/2005 12:36:28 PM
I think I'm missing the illusion here... or perhaps the point. I'm trying to find the relationship between title and photo, but I just can't. The focus also seems to be a bit off; it could be crisper, and the black corner on the bottom left side is a bit distracting. Your subjects are lovely though, and I hope that perhaps it's just me missing the point, and that others do get it.
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08/08/2005 11:00:11 AM
I'm sorry...this picture is just not visually appealing to me. I see the mirrored objects, but I do not like how they are set up. The colors clash and the lack of focus is distracting.
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08/08/2005 02:41:32 AM
I'm not sure I get this photo or the title.
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