June 13, Challenge #13 Mirror
Well this challenge didn’t work out quite like I had hoped and now that I’ve taken my shots for this challenge I’ve come up with ideas that I most likely would have been very excited for. I guess I have a future project to work on now! I didn’t want to just go home and take photos in my mirrors so I wandered around an antique shop on my way home looking for cool mirrors and reflections.
The first shot I found didn’t really turn out but I thought I would share it regardless of it’s quality. There was a mirror on a shelf in an enclosed cabinet. From the angle I was shooting at a lamp behind me could be seen in the mirror but what really caught my attention were the other reflections occurring in this mirror. The reflected light on the left side of the mirror was from the light in the top of the cabinet. Directly under that light some lines from a beaded necklace can be seen….. kind of…. the necklace was on the shelf above the mirror. Because of the level of light being projected inside the cabinet it caused a mirroring on the inside of the glass creating layers of reflections that had me baffled in my attempts to capture the image. This was as close as I could get, I just wish the necklace was a little more in focus.
I walked around a little and found a mirror on a shelf that just happened to have a bottle stopper next to it…… yes, that’s what it is…… I placed the stopped on the mirror just for the reflection of it since it had a cool shape. I didn’t plan on the distorted image in the stopped to add such an interesting addition. The stopper itself shows the image of the bar code on the book behind it. It’s reflection shows part of the name on the bookend, I didn’t plan on this and was excited when I had a chance to view the image on my monitor.
After I left the shop I went to meet the family for dinner. On the way home I found a decent sized puddle and convinced my son to strike a pose so I could capture my last image.
I took a few other images that I liked as well.
This was another fun challenge but I’m glad it’s over and can’t wait for tomorrow since today’s challenge is complete!