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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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Reflections
Reflections by Helen in Wales
Reflections, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

10/52 for the group 52 in 2013

This week's theme was: Reflections

Here is my attempt at multiple reflections in parallel mirrors. I took lots of shots which failed miserably, but this was the best one.

Trying to set everything up so you can photograph the item and it's reflections without including oneself and the camera is not easy!

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veronica_milvus From: veronica_milvus Date: March 9th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent pic! I found out the name for that - it's the Droste effect.

Or, indeed - mis en abyme.

Edited at 2013-03-09 05:15 pm (UTC)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 10th, 2013 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd never heard of the Droste effect until a week or so ago when it was the theme for the other weekly group. I took the software option then, but some of the others had done some good mirror shots, so I thought I'd give it a go for the theme of "reflections".
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: March 9th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I am thinking it would look really great in B&W also.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 10th, 2013 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It would have been easier with a larger mirror, but the larger mirror doesn't have a stand (it's supposed to hang on a wall). I tried holding it, but I couldn't keep it still enough and there was camera shake.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: March 9th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful pic. Very impressive.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 10th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It would have been easier with a larger mirror, but we have very few mirrors and the larger mirror doesn't have a stand (it's supposed to hang on a wall). I tried holding it, but I couldn't keep it still enough and there was camera shake, hence having to use the small mirror.
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