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Mirror Mimic
Mirror Mimic

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Challenge: The Username Challenge IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Tel Aviv
Date: Jan 2, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2012

Multiple mirrors set up in a triangle were used to create this image, creating an effect of a crowd of alien-like figures.

Place: 89 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.5629
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.7083
Avg (non-participants): 5.4526
Views since voting: 314
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 167
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2012 06:09:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: This wonky little crowd of clay people and the way you turned them into multiple images really stuck with me during voting; I gave you a 6.

Artistic: There is a very constrained feel to this shot which forces the viewer to look past the figures, esp the foremost oof one - takes guts to present an image like that here! - and the middleground figure seems to be turned to the mirrors. But what's he looking at? Same with the one on the left slumped forward a bit, as they have no discernible faces. All very intriguing and makes people look longer.

Technical: I do think the composition is compelling, but wonder if shooting with less of the first figurine would have helped your score a bit. He takes up some room and looks headed out of shot anyway :-) Your lighting looks fine for the shot and the lack of poppy colours makes this one stand out. The mirror trick is achingly simple and so effective, good work!

Overall: Excellent job, I think this shot was severely underrated as it isn't blatantly obvious what is going on. Keep up the good work, continue to shoot what you like and enter what you like.

Feel free to PM me

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01/12/2012 12:22:39 PM
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01/12/2012 11:04:56 AM
Truly underappreciated by the masses. But look at your commenter score!
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01/11/2012 02:30:34 AM
Truly amazing idea and implementation!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2012 10:07:19 PM
good mood to this
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01/09/2012 09:44:22 PM
Wonderful little people here. Who made them?
beautiful tonality.
bump up
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01/05/2012 02:42:06 PM
Splendid image. Narrow color range is perfect for this
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01/04/2012 09:13:10 AM
I love how perfectly the curving mirrored image moves your eye to the "back" of the image. This is a great example of the 2D made 3D!
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01/04/2012 06:24:47 AM
What a crazy good pic.
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