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Warped Reflection
Warped Reflection
mkalandros


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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Maryland
Date: Oct 15, 2005
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2005

No wives were injured in the making of this photo. :-)

Thanks to my wonderful wife for posing in the shower and inhaling a heck of a lot of water for this. The image in the knife is me.

I wanted to avoid using water, eyes, or glasses for my reflective surface and came up with this.

Technical details: Shot with a SB-600 external flash bounced off the ceiling, which seemed to light the entire scene pretty well.

Post processing was only Cropping, Auto Levels, and maybe Auto Color. Then one last crop.

Statistics
Place: 123 out of 371
Avg (all users): 5.4255
Avg (commenters): 6.7647
Avg (participants): 5.3818
Avg (non-participants): 5.4545
Views since voting: 745
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 275
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/07/2005 01:50:50 AM
While the overall idea is good and creative, the shot was very average. You want a very shiny knife so that the reflection can take center stage. A blurred background would have also empasized the "stalker" and kept our interest on the main subject. Your bold colors of the bathroom tiled worked against you as it demanded attention and created a strong line that took you out of the picture. this is definately a shot worth reworking as the idea is very strong.
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10/26/2005 07:19:05 AM
I can't believe how many low scores this got. It is such a creative shot. I am one who hates any kind of scary movies, violence, etc. but thought this was great for this time of year. (at least where they celebrate halloween)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 05:32:46 PM
like the composition of this photo very much! would have liked to see stronger light on the knife to really give it a warped/evil gleam...
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10/25/2005 11:02:43 AM
I think you shoud be talking to someone about your thoughts, Alittle twisted but good refection :)
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10/25/2005 08:42:17 AM
eeing! eeing! eeing!
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10/24/2005 08:08:42 PM
Interesting concept, I like it a lot. The reflection is pretty clear and everything looks in focus.
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10/23/2005 01:36:32 PM
Heheh. Very cute. Nice colors and contrast too. Probably a very patient model/helper. Happy Halloween.
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10/22/2005 02:49:19 PM
A Hitchcock in the making...
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10/22/2005 11:58:46 AM
Great idea for an image! Not too sure about the composition, I would like to see more of the girl I think. Cropped like this it seems a little cramped. Again, great idea, good luck!
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10/21/2005 07:48:06 PM
OH SH*T!!!! Neat image...very Hitchcock!
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10/21/2005 04:13:18 PM
LOL LOL I love it!!!!
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10/21/2005 10:08:43 AM
that's scary and funny at the same time.but i like it. 8
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10/21/2005 08:55:40 AM
This is not pretty
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10/20/2005 01:24:00 PM
Oooh, extra points for creepiness!
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10/20/2005 10:20:38 AM
Creative!
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10/20/2005 09:44:45 AM
Nice one! The man in the knife looks very evil. :) Wish my bathroom was those colors also. Good luck!
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10/19/2005 08:51:28 PM
nice concept!
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10/19/2005 08:50:13 PM
Appropriate for the theme and season :-)
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10/19/2005 08:40:34 PM
Contrived and I don't like what it suggests.
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10/19/2005 05:08:44 PM
haha!
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10/19/2005 09:56:25 AM
I like it. Well done.
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10/19/2005 08:12:23 AM
This is very clever and it made me laugh. Very well done.
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10/19/2005 03:39:58 AM
interesting idea. it would have been more powerful if the victim's eyes were reflected in the knife. that way she'd be catching a glimpse of the murderer. right now he is looking at himself...
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