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Reflections on a Single Past
Reflections on a Single Past

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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Office
Date: Sep 24, 2002
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60s
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2002

Flash, black card, two hands.

Place: 11 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.7324
Avg (commenters): 8.0222
Avg (participants): 6.9007
Avg (non-participants): 6.5414
Views since voting: 2080
Votes: 284
Comments: 56
Favorites: 10 (view)

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01/09/2004 10:15:06 AM
Left a great impression. I simply love it! Unique idea... impressive!
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01/23/2003 09:44:05 PM
WOW...it's amazing how so much can be said in a single picture
10/07/2002 07:43:00 PM
Gordon, This is really a great concept and well done. I admire your work! Grayce
10/07/2002 12:00:00 PM
Quite possibly the best photo I've seen on this site. Well composed... lots of style... creative... thought provoking... unexpected... deserved a higher finish... much higher.
10/07/2002 07:39:00 AM
If it wasnt for those LMVs this would surely have been a winner. GREAT shot - and in my opinion a reflection on the past is a valid interpretation of this challenge.
10/07/2002 01:10:00 AM
this is a wonderful image. you have a great eye for art, Congratuations on placing so high. could have won too.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2002 08:19:00 PM
Superbly done, great lighting and idea. If you could have made the exposure on the top hand as light as it was on the bottom, it would've been perfect.
10/06/2002 01:26:00 AM
Interesting picture because I really had to think about what your title meant. I noticed right away that the bottom hand does not have a ring, which means this picture is not a reflection. I see that you have chosen a different interpretation of the challenge, and since I got the message - 7.
10/05/2002 11:44:00 PM
Very creative...nice job
10/05/2002 10:09:00 PM
I like the concept and some photos are better B&W and this is one! very nice
10/04/2002 11:19:00 PM
I like your picture and your imagination.
10/04/2002 08:00:00 PM
good visual puzzle or mind tease if you perfer
10/04/2002 01:39:00 PM
Jolly good show old man. 10 - floyd.
10/04/2002 12:52:00 PM
This is a very interesting shot, but the only actual reflection is very small (in the wedding ring) and nearly impossible to see. If I am missing something and there is another reflection here, please set me straight ~ Myqyl ~
After a third (or forth) look, I'm beginning to think you are trying for a personal reflection (ie. thought, contempation). And while that's not obvious (at least to me) I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
10/04/2002 12:24:00 PM
Very cool indeed! I think that a landscape format would have been even more striking IMHO.
10/04/2002 11:07:00 AM
Lovely! Nice shapes, would have been a great neg space entry too! LOL. Like the highlights on the wedding ring. Without the ring it wouldn't be half as good, so I see the wedding ring as a real focal point. I find it a fraction too dark overall in the skin tones for my tastes, but that's just my preferences.
9, Kavey
10/04/2002 08:46:00 AM
i like the lighting and toning on this image. mag99
10/03/2002 09:03:00 PM
This is a great shot. So close to a perfect "reflection," but not quite perfect... what were you trying to imply with that? :) - 9 - JB
10/03/2002 01:29:00 PM
This definitely made it to a 9 for me. Great work. 9.

Recently married then? Congrats! I like this image. The B/W decision is a good one. I like the use of negative space and the way the darkness kind of hugs your hands. Okay, it's not an exact reflection in the sense of creating a replica in a reflective surface, but it meets the challenge in two ways for me: 1) reflection in the sense of thought given to a topic -- this image shows reflection on the changes marriage brings to a life. 2) It mimics mirror reflection as defined above, which I think is a creative interpretation of the challenge. Well done. 8-9, just-married (That means I'll be tweaking this score one way or the other later.)
10/03/2002 11:37:00 AM
great shot..congrats!
10/03/2002 11:02:00 AM
this is not a reflection.THIS IS CALLED " M I M I C R Y " !!!
10/02/2002 09:54:00 PM
Very creative!
10/02/2002 09:35:00 PM
I like this a lot.
10/02/2002 09:05:00 PM
Wow, you almost got me! I was studying the picture trying to decide what you used for a reflective surface. I assumed it could not be a mirror....then it hit me.
The ring! I think this is an outstanding photo, however IMO it is not a reflection.
10/02/2002 08:51:00 PM
Iknow there has been some controversy over this shot but I really like it. I looked at it a long time before the ring told me "the rest of the story". The lighting is perfect, I'm sure it was a tough shot to get. I'd be interested in the story behind the shot. DPz
10/02/2002 08:16:00 PM
Strong image! Great composition, technically sound. I really like the juxtaposition of the missing ring in the apparent reflection.
10/02/2002 03:56:00 PM
Great idea. Almost missed it at first, but you have done some awesome work here, I think. karmat
10/02/2002 03:32:00 PM
i lke it cause its not really a reflection.
10/02/2002 03:24:00 PM
normaly I would grade low because it doesn't meet the challenge(no refelection) but your title saves it. Wonderful idea.
10/02/2002 12:04:00 PM
Obviously there is no true reflection here, and I would like to see one. I do credit your creativity, but I can't give you the 8 that I would like. 7 nards656
10/02/2002 10:14:00 AM
This would be part of the broad interpretation of the word "reflection" !! Interesting concept though. I like the b&w (or desat) of the shot, and the composition is interesting as well. Moderate to high visual impact for me. (Great Neg Spc shot!) lhall-8
10/02/2002 08:05:00 AM
it took me a second to get it. but i get it and it works. nice photo.
10/02/2002 04:38:00 AM
Nice try. Put a ring on the other hand and I bet you would've fooled many people. And it might have fooled me too, because I'm in a hurry, but now I see that the lines are different. Very imaginative, though. Great idea.
10/01/2002 10:10:00 PM
A reflection it is not. Nice illusion though. Better luck next time.3 Autool
10/01/2002 06:04:00 PM
Very good idea. This is more than a Reflection without mirror, is a Reflection without a reflection. I like this photo.
10/01/2002 02:27:00 PM
Great B&W. The black is just really black and I like that. Though the bottom hand isn't the reflection of the hand on top it is still a reflection. Like it alot. (8) -arnit
10/01/2002 12:51:00 PM
Wow. I like this. The ring finger on top is slightly hot, but I like that, since that is the finger that we're "highlighting" so to speak. 9 kathleenm
10/01/2002 10:31:00 AM
Ohh the past... oh the single life... : )

very cool idea. my first 8.
10/01/2002 08:22:00 AM
10/01/2002 12:16:00 AM
Awesome B&W, perfect "simmetry" (except the ring!)... That's without mirrors alright!
09/30/2002 11:59:00 PM
Okay, I think I figured out how this was done. If I'm right, is this a true reflection? In any event, it's very clever.
09/30/2002 07:59:00 PM
interesting use of the meaning reflection. while this is obviously not a physical reflection, it is a mental reflection. the photo is self is taken very nicely with just the right lighting and the angle and framing/cropping are also nice. Overall a really nice shot! Good luck in the challenge. ~Hbunch7187~
09/30/2002 07:01:00 PM
what a great idea. this photograph has so much meaning. i like it! superb lighting.
09/30/2002 06:56:00 PM
Very clever!
09/30/2002 05:12:00 PM
a very simple yet artistic reflective pic!!!!
09/30/2002 02:44:00 PM
Nice trick, but wouldn't this be a right and a left hand? Was the EXTRA glare on the ring finger on purpose? (great touch!) 9 Swash
09/30/2002 01:54:00 PM
I like it. Nice work. I wonder what the reflective surface is? Good luck in the challenge. Grayce aka Gracious
09/30/2002 01:46:00 PM
even though this is not a reflection, I think it's a GREAT shot. I love the abstract idea you have presented here. I can't imagine a better interpretation :) = 10 - setzler
09/30/2002 12:56:00 PM
well done. almost fooled me
09/30/2002 12:16:00 PM
When I saw the thumbnail of this, quite frankly I thought it would be a fairly boring use of a shiny worktop. But it isn't; the ring really makes the picture work to perfection. Great drama, great composition and subtle use of absolutely no reflective surface whatsoever… Tops (10)
09/30/2002 11:33:00 AM
09/30/2002 10:29:00 AM
Extremely interesting composition, although I fear most will give it less than it desrves.
In my opinion, this should be one of the top 3. -Dimitrii
09/30/2002 08:30:00 AM
wow, great clarity for a reflection. well done..whoa just realized the missing ring on the lower hand. There is definately more than meets the eye here!
09/30/2002 06:53:00 AM
What a creative shot with good impact. Hummm, yummy work. Score 8 Justine
09/30/2002 01:10:00 AM
Very creative idea. Top marks from me :) 10
09/30/2002 12:27:00 AM
Nice picture, but not a reflection

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