I decided to post such a photo for the first time, and I hope it will not be removed by the mods (I do hope they will read my note before removing, though :)) for the main reason: this image was not specially post-processed or modified in any way.
The only modification was: as there was no sky in the original image (I took a shot only of the reflection in the water) I thought to "double" the image in this manner.
I am sure that each of you will see this image very differently and feel something very different. I myself have an ambient feeling towards this image.
It was a very, very sunny and cold day. The reflections in the water were fantastic, but my pocket camera failed to capture all their true beauty, of course. So this shot is only a hint of the reality on that day.
I presume, many of you will recognize Stockholm's City Hall :)
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nazirbadar (234) 2009-09-21 0:18
WoW! Reflection excellently captured,
Seems this picture is from the magicland.
An excellently exposed image,with a fantastic idea.
bema (26361) 2009-09-21 0:25
Good morning Elena,
a really beautiful one, my compliments for this great shot..
have a nice day, best regards Bernd
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-09-21 0:26
you had a smart idea, the image is really interesting, you managed nicely the reflections. Congratulations.
mafegan (8624) 2009-09-21 0:34
Very original idea - very creative. The result is bizarre - like a squashed sandwich! Tfs, Marlene
daddo (25146) 2009-09-21 1:25
Hi Elena. Feeling extra creative today?Funny how we see things- at first i focused only on the "sky" and my initial thought was that this was a loooong exposure capturing the stars in movement, but how was that possible during daytime. Then reality struck and i realized it wasn't stars but bits of vegetation floating in the water of a double image. Shucks! Still, you are to be complimented on such a creative deception. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-21 1:35
fantastic composition, Elena!!
Wonderful "mirror" effect!!
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (37066) 2009-09-21 1:39
Hello my dear Elena
What an another magical great artificial shot!
Mysterious framework, magnificent colorfulness and vivid color management are splendid as usual!
It seemed to a painting picture!!!!
Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good blue Monday !
KLB (23723) 2009-09-21 2:34
Very creative work.
I really like the dreamlike atmosphere you've created here with these two reflections.
First, it's quiet disconcerting, but when we understand how to look at this composition, we are captivated by these warm colors and this magical scene.
Very well done.
serp2000 (41390) 2009-09-21 2:57
Ëåïîòà! À òàê ìîæíî ðàçâå òóò ñ êîëëàæàìè?
Î÷åíü íäðàâèòñÿ.Ýòî óæå àðò! Óìåþ÷è ìîæíî è ìûëüíèöåé ñíèìàòü. Ïîçäðàâëÿþ!
dta (69490) 2009-09-21 4:40
Hello Elena ,
A great picture very interesting and creative . The effect is superb . I should like to see the original composition , too . Colors and light are beautifull .
macondo (18623) 2009-09-21 4:51
Well, it is still here, your photo! I hope it is not deleted, because it is so intriguing and unusual. Quite puzzling at first, actually. And also, of course, a wonderful image of some beauty. It has a lovely combination of great sharpness and shimmering reflection, not to forget the pleasing light. A good creative effect, Elena.
delpeoples (54185) 2009-09-21 4:55
Hi Elena, yes you;re right, the photo certainly evokes different things in each of us. It is reminiscent of a great watercolour to me. I like the duality, the clarity and depth and hope that the moderators don;t touch it :) Great work, very creative and well-conceived, Lisa.
Giorgio (11279) 2009-09-21 5:03
- Beautiful handling on this nice picture Elena, although it's unlikely the result is very successful, bravo!
saxo042 (37596) 2009-09-21 7:38
Really an ingenious picture! When started scrolling and only saw the upper part, I thought; Hey, another upside down reflection photo! As I went on I realised that the reflections went all the way. Or maybe this is a special Stockholm feature, no real things, just reflections! Very good colours as well. I can´t see why this would be removed...
Kielia (23993) 2009-09-21 8:59
a very peculiar composition; you have excellently realized the artistic potential of these beautiful reflections! Very harmonious and gentle colors. Great idea and excellent execution. The light is very nice too. TFS!
john1 (4028) 2009-09-21 10:18
A dramatic composition, very beautiful reflection. Nice colors and very beautiful, artistic work and for all in perspective
TravelerNL (3011) 2009-09-21 12:22
I got a bit confused when I first saw your photo. Only after reading the note I got it.
Good creativity you show here. Good colors and very nice reflections.
Tre kronor is well visible but did not recognize it at first. From what location did you take this one, Riddarholmen?
Vasa (16778) 2009-09-22 1:44
On of your best, my dear friend Elena! Question of your experience and sensibility!
Proud of your work and your visit.
shevchenko (18892) 2009-09-22 22:38
Creative idea to show the mirror effect, it is just beautiful and I can see the trees are begin turning into autumn color, full in relaxing feel, thanks for sharing an artistic photo.
toto (0) 2009-09-23 6:54
belle photo de cet endroit magique.
Magnifique réflection avec beaucoups de détails superbe.
Je me demande si votre photo est retournée ou pas, cela est vraiment bien fait comme effet.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2009-09-23 9:10
Well thanks for the note, or I would have been puzzling over this one for a while. This is quite creative, yet simple enough that it is still acceptable here. The color is quite wonderful as is the light in this photo. It's good you challenge us once in a while.
AKITA (15125) 2009-09-23 18:10
like Rorschach test image,
and the reflection wins the original world.
always reflected images are more beautiful and attractive than original views,
because reflection is one excellent filter to abstract pure artistic sensation from real vision that is really and fully noisy,,,
anyway, warped towers and swinging trees in mirror space looks like jumping up from the surface of water,,,but there, still in the another world in mirror, that is quite our destiny or dreams.
thank you for your excellent picture,
foozi (7101) 2009-09-23 23:44
wonderful composition in its beautiful light and reflection. I just simple like the title as the image really does it.
Nice details and colours in a brilliant composition.
A top class shot.
paololg (31448) 2009-09-24 12:35
Ciao dear Elena,
a rare and curious photo surely, whose graphic effect gives us pleasant feelings. Compliments for the idea and for as you have realized its!
Ciao, have a nice time!
Urs (14082) 2009-09-25 16:10
That is really something special, I have never seen such a double reflection before, however depending were you have been standing it must be possible. It's simply irresistible, very captivating. Amazing are also how vibrant the colors are, very very well done.
Have a nice weekend despite the rain - from Alor Star Malaysia
Uhu (8507) 2009-09-26 4:07
Шикарно получилось, артворк действительно. Ратушу я узнал!
20 октября в Стокгольме - должно быть и вправду холодно. Был там как-то 5 января - такой влажности с такой промозглостью даже в Питере как-то не испытывал, хотя температура была - 2 градуса всего.
И туманище еще!
fritzi007 (7606) 2009-09-26 15:11
Really a special photo, congratulations!
holmertz (43291) 2009-09-27 12:41
A really weird and beautiful picture, cleverly thought out and well executed. No matter how long I watch it, I am still as puzzled at what I am actually looking at. The most unusual City hall I've ever seen.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-28 2:18
Amazing double mirror...
Great vivid colours and fine contrast
Very good PP work
TFS and have a nice week
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-09-29 13:30
I was wondering how you managed this strange double reflection, but found the explaination in your note. Of course, this is heavy processing, but I like the result, because the basic material which you duplicated was also nice by itself.
All the best,
MarinaBlue (65) 2009-10-01 13:53
Wow it is all I can say so "bizarre" and fantastic capture of a place that is so familiar for me :) So interesting and definitely unusual! Congratulations - the shot is fabulous :)
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-10-02 23:53
Fine ,super fine shot with so impresive reflection on water
Extra great job
mottois (355) 2009-10-03 0:22
That's an interesting picture, not "classic". I like the fact that you keep a space between the two reflections, it gives a completely different dimension to the picture. This "sandwich" became a spécial world.
claudeD (34424) 2009-10-03 9:34
excellent photojob that you are presenting here on TE.I like your idea here very much.The reflections in the water are amazing.Very well done.
Thank you very much for your comment on my watertower shot...
With regards from Luxembourg
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-10-05 4:49
Very funny idea, and very funny shot. Fantastic effect.
mortijo (12828) 2009-10-05 7:16
THis is a photo with a 'HowTo Use It Note' attached, and luckily so!!! Otherwise I might have puzzled a long time before I found the solution...and yet it is so simple. A great job Elena, I really like it. My sincerest congratulations.
JT50 (1491) 2009-10-05 14:02
I like your creativity.
The reflection looks great.
jemaflor (87391) 2009-10-08 12:44
En voilà un parfait exemple de photo très réussie de reflets, la lumière et les couleurs sont splendides, excellent effet de symétrie, c'est renversant !
danyy (0) 2009-10-14 22:22
c'est renversant cette construction d'image, un post processing efficace qui déroute un peu le regard.
Une grande qualité dans les couleurs et les lumières, une mise au point très précise.
batalay (36149) 2010-04-21 2:38
I was looking for images of Stockholm when I came across this surreal beauty. This is a very clever shot, and I'm happy that it survived the censors "delete" button. I believe such experiments deserve to be studied further, just as a 30-year old image I posted three years ago that is NOT a product of Photoshop, Bubble About to Burst. (I will visit Stockholm briefly this summer).
Mistral (15402) 2010-11-21 13:34
stunning reflections in your image with beautiful colours and framing.
A smile from boring rainy NW Italy!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-31 18:03
I was baffled with this image until I read your note. A great thing that the mods didn't eradicate this image. The reflections are superb, love the warm and the relaxing palette of colors present. A mind boggling image! Definitely a stunner!
Fantastic composition! Very creative!