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Plathesque Mirror
Plathesque Mirror

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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Nov 5, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Abstract, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2006


Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

Sylvia Plath (1961)

Place: 233 out of 365
Avg (all users): 4.9534
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8718
Avg (non-participants): 5.0087
Views since voting: 673
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 193
Comments: 10
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11/15/2006 01:41:51 PM
Wow. I love Sylvia Plath, but did not know that poem. Your photo is such an excellent image to go with it. If I'd known that I would have given you an 11! ;)
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11/15/2006 12:54:41 AM
I am so heartened by the fact that this photo received wonderful comments. Thank you.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2006 10:06:04 PM
Plath painted by Picasso. 10
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11/13/2006 06:13:33 PM
Very weird and effective. I had to look up "Plathesque". Just one more thing I've learned on dpchallenge.
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11/10/2006 12:45:36 PM
Exciting and creative. I like the Alice in Wonderland surreal effect. 8.
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11/10/2006 10:56:14 AM
like the angel of this one, and the fish are a nice touch.
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11/09/2006 02:40:04 PM
I'm new to DPhotography, but please do tell more about how you accomplished this photo! How do you set it up so that the camera is not also reflected? Nice shot!
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11/09/2006 12:24:00 PM
nice focus on reflection. seems like it should be a vertical.
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11/08/2006 01:44:05 PM
colors are nice but the image does not jump out at me compared to the other entries
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11/08/2006 08:59:19 AM
Beautifully done! 10
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