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Mirror Mirror...Show me what I want to see!
Mirror Mirror...Show me what I want to see!

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Challenge: Glasses (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: India
Date: Jan 17, 2009
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Children, Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2009

[Jan. 27th, 2009 11:05:11 PM]

This shot was taken during usual photo-walk around the town. This place is interesting - a bunch of abandoned cars at the backside of a police stations. I guess these cars are brought there after some traffic accidents, but happen to be junked there when the disputes/claims are over or get prolonged. They also make a happy place for children to play around.

As I was passing by this, I saw this group of children. One was flying a cat (the part of which has somehow come into this frame), the other with her doll, one was generally enjoying others play, while this girl has something in her hand which fascinated her. Suddenly I her sweeping down, putting on this glass and looking into something (which I only later realized was a mirror hung on the sides of one of the cars). This moment would have lasted few seconds.

Luckily, I had camera on my hand and could catch her in this moment. Since I had to shoot within the clutter of cars, I might have included some things that that could possibly be included/excluded from the composition.

By the scores, so far, the response is luke-wark overall. But some of you have like this picture very much, and have cared to comment - to which I am extremely thankful as it puts the things in perspective for me, and gives me encouragement. I was happy with the capture, was satisfying moment/click for me; so thought would include this picture. :-)

Good Day!


Place: 46 out of 134
Avg (all users): 5.4884
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5424
Avg (non-participants): 5.4679
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 215
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2009 03:34:30 PM
This photograph would have had a lot more oomph/impact/wow-factor if it was cropped close to the face of the girl.
even though foreground and background elements provide sense of "reality" and convey the message you are trying to portray through the title, it takes a lot away from the photograph itself. just my two cents.
over all i like the image for its journalistic value.
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01/24/2009 07:22:57 PM
The piece of sheet metal or what it might be on the top of the picture is annoying. But other than that this is a very nice shot that tells a story. Upgraded from a 5 to an 8 on my second pass and after studying it closer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2009 01:46:17 PM
ha nice shot, like the mood
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01/22/2009 01:46:57 PM
An interesting and cute shot of this girl. Composition does not sit right with me, especially the OOF piece of car inthe foreground, but the pic is sharp with good colors and lighting. I am guessing this was a shot of opportunity and not staged or you would have composed it differently.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2009 11:21:21 AM
Wow, this is my favorite of the challenge...Great capture. 10
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01/21/2009 07:25:43 AM
nice candid
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01/21/2009 06:20:22 AM
I love your picture. I really great candid shot that captures the esscence of the challenge for me. Nice one!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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