I usually walk in cities with the camera more or less ready. Yesterday I was in Brussels, and I turned a corner and came upon this: No cars all of a sudden, just a single "Alice" walking towards a gigantic mirror. All those multiple reflections fascinated me, so I tried to freeze the situation before she disappeared into the mirror.
I cropped the original ever so slightly, then I clarified and saturated and noisefiltered using automatic tools in PSP9. Finally I resized for the web.
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ravish (140) 2005-04-08 17:35
great composition with good reflections in the mirror.good adjustment with the brightness as well.i should appreciate the way you have taken the woman as an important object here.nice job but i believe in cropping the right part of the image a bit(the grey building)as it is a wasteful part of the photo.
mikhalych (1319) 2005-04-08 18:20
All these small details - road signs, street light, UN flag, woman's figure - combine very well in front of this mirror. Nice composition.
Tue (31068) 2005-04-08 18:48
Well, Per, you captured those reflections very nice indeed and Alice adds something extra to the picture, well done! :-D
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-04-09 12:39
All is strait and high, you give here good volumes and and very strong tight line on left which helps.
Interesting also to have only one person in this great space.
I like it
nwoehnl (122) 2005-04-10 12:03
Very nice photo of the urban geometry, Per. The woman is essential for the compo to work as the is walking towards the intersection of buildings. The reflections are a very good add that also help to brighten up the overall scene a bit.
premels (2400) 2005-04-16 7:40
Congratulation for the title. I'm afraid Kafka is hiding behind the mirror waiting for Alice with a Cheshire smile on his grey face. (Am I mixing up things ?)
I like the cold blue/grey colors in the picture. Perhaps you could have cropped out the orange/red pannels on the right to keep the overall coldness.
jpdeloof (2546) 2005-04-22 17:53
Ces monstres de palais de verre qui avalent chaque jours des milliers de personnes, architecture moderne sans trop d'âme qui représente bien la société que nous sommes devenus. C'est triste mais ce verre permet quand même de surprendre de beaux reflets.
good evening per.
These monsters of palate of glass which avalent each days of the thousands of people, modern architecture without too much heart which represents well the company which we became. It is sad but this glass nevertheless makes it possible to surprise beautiful reflections.
sarju (5324) 2005-04-24 0:05
very strong composition
gives a very good impression of concrete jungles all around us in the urban landscape
a person going thru this jungle .. all alone
Mafo (1339) 2005-04-28 1:53
Interesting presentation of building, Per!
Nice reflection, good composition.