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Glass is a marvellous medium for us who like to point cameras at things. A little brain-teaser here, to sort out the 'real' from the reflected.
I waited ages for someone to go up the escalator on the right, but it appeared to be completely ignored.Sad
Taken at Gare du Lyon, Paris.

I tried this in b&w, as I have been in the 'colourless corner' recently, but it just didn't look right. Mods are enabled if anyone wants to have a go...

Many thanks for all the recent interest and comments.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Sep 2012 - 12:26 PM
Focal Length:67mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Life Reflected
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:17 Nov 2012 - 10:58 AM
Tags:Gare du Lyon, Paris, Portraits / people, Reflections, Unused escalator
Votes:36
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

I cant make head nor tail of whats what here MalcWinkGrin..................... I am far more suited Bill and BenWinkGrinGrin
Diane

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 11:59 AM

love the man with the expanding head GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 12:23 PM

It does take a bit of studying to discern what is reflected and what not: interesting shot from a clever viewpoint.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 12:45 PM

Sums up the confusion and apparent haphazard nature of railway stations (especially the French TongueGrin)

Dave

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:10 PM

Also one of my favorite subjects to shoot - reflections in glass and layers of reality. Reminds me I have some of these on my hard drive. Too little time.

Cold here this AM - right at 0C - unbelievable.

Anne

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:18 PM

It's fascinating Malc - like a sort of Where's Wally of reflections. Smile
Ann

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:34 PM

Must be an airport with all the baggage coming and going. Well captured Malc........Sandy

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 2:01 PM

I love the scrambled detail!
Potential users of the up escalator were probably taking a leisurely lunch Wink
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 2:02 PM

How many layers of reflection and reality are there in this I wonder? All those people who have no idea that they are close to each other. Wonderfully disorientating.
I see scope for a square crop from the lower centre, to lose some context and concentrate on the mystery.
Moira

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

Excellent !! I love what you have done here !! Great photo Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:06 PM

You found a good one here Malc, I really like the guy eating a sandwich while being pulled along on a wheeled suitcase.

Dougie

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

It certainly does have you wondering what is real and what is reflected. One to ponder over for quite a few minutes! Wink I think the guy in the foreground has spotted you spotting him! Grin
Trev Smile

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franken
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17 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

It is fascinating Malc.

Ken

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Nov 2012 - 3:44 PM

I like this plenty to look at, some times I feel B&W does not work, a lot depends on the subject matter! I have not been successful with lots of glass and reflections, as in this shot, so would have left it colour! not sure if it would make a difference if shot in B&W first? worth bearing in mind, in the mean time yes I like it, putting one on for you silly Sunday lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

I like Ann Chown's take-- Where's Wally

Am thinking the loading images problem is either with epz itself or something with the cables from Europe to USA-- which would have been disturbed by Hurricane Sandy---


one cannot sit forever and wait for a picture that , in some cases, never loads---duh!Thanks for looking in!
J

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:58 PM

how wonderful !!!
You just keep on wanting to explore this wonderful image

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43956 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 4:01 PM


Quote: It's fascinating Malc - like a sort of Where's Wally of reflections. Smile
Ann

Had to google that reference, Ann...but how appropriate it was...must find out more...

Malc

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bill33
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17 Nov 2012 - 10:00 PM

A very well thought out and composed image Malc, the type you could study for hours and still come back for more. Very well done, Bill.

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jasonrwl
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18 Nov 2012 - 7:52 AM

One of your specialities Malc - love it
Jason

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Lillian
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18 Nov 2012 - 11:04 AM

All mixed up and a puzzle!
crafty you Malc, but what a great shot
for us to ponder on
Lillian

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1881  2 India
18 Nov 2012 - 6:15 PM

EXCELLENT ,,,,,,,,Grin,,,,,,,,,, WORK.


Regards - SANJEEV -

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very clever idea, looks good and it's well presented.

John

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 10:22 PM

It looks fairly straight forward to me...hic I think i will just have another wee dram. Tip top image Malcolm.

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20 Nov 2012 - 1:45 PM

Great title for this wonderful mishmash of reflection and colour Malc. And what a hell of a Jig Saw Puzzle it would make Smile

John Smile

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Glostopcat
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22 Nov 2012 - 8:20 PM

You've conveyed the business of the place so well with people dashing in all directions. I like the colours and reflections

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annettep38
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24 Nov 2012 - 11:39 PM

A fine view of the different layers of existence in glass... What is illusion, mirror image or reality?
Very well chosen POV.

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