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Here's a conundrum for you.
The mirror is in a "room", which is a garden exhibit, fully open to the elements, and fully furnished. The walls are painted like sky, but that's the real sky reflected in the mirror. V2 gives a little more context, showing the overmantel shelf.
There are plants growing out of everything, including the tulip bed, which I have shown in V3, and I love the clock hanging above the bedhead. Now, this is a true flower bed!
This was found at Butterfly World in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, which is fairly new and still undergoing development. As part of Phase 1 of the project, in 2008 Butterfly World hosted a designer gardens exhibition called Future Gardens which involved inviting talented garden designers from around the world to contribute thought-provoking designs for individual gardens which fit into the segments of a caterpillar. Each of the 12 gardens makes a unique design statement.
Pamela.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Lens:4.3 - 150.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 23.5 - 823.3 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:20.7mm, 18mm, 9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6, 5.6, 7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400, 1/320, 1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Inside Outside
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 2:54 PM
Tags:Bedroom, Butterfly world, Exhibit, Flowers & plants, Garden, Humour / fun
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 3:00 PM

You forgot the versions...........SadSadSad

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pamelajean
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19 Oct 2012 - 3:10 PM

Had upload problems, done them now.

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christinecilia
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19 Oct 2012 - 3:14 PM

like v1 lovely shot.

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fificat100
19 Oct 2012 - 3:18 PM

A fascinating conundrum indeed in these three shots! Well observed and captured.

Lavina

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19 Oct 2012 - 3:29 PM

Great shots.................... How did you not get yourself in the image?
Diane

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19 Oct 2012 - 3:40 PM

An unique idea.

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:02 PM


Quote: A fascinating conundrum indeed in these three shots! Well observed and captured.

Lavina

I agree.

Ken

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Lillian
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19 Oct 2012 - 4:02 PM

Wow! Pamela this is well thought out
and have to go with V1 where you have taken a good crop
and left the mind working...overtime!
wonderful images
Lillian

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:05 PM

How wonderful, Pamela, and most effective, love V.1. Carol

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mikbee
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19 Oct 2012 - 4:07 PM

I thought you had found a hole in the wall from the thumb Pamela !!
A well coloured and interesting set.
Mick.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Oct 2012 - 4:17 PM

You clever person you with a keen eye for a stunner !! Love all three photos Smile

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:38 PM

Excellent captured

Peter

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM

Fascinating and intriguing set of images.

Albert

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19 Oct 2012 - 5:08 PM

Great shot.......lovely idea...

Paul.

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19 Oct 2012 - 5:11 PM

A great set of shots Pamela. As Albert says, fascinating and intriguing.

Jane

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RonnieAG
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19 Oct 2012 - 5:12 PM

What a fascinating and clever idea and brought to our screens so well by you in this set, Pamela.
Ronnie.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
19 Oct 2012 - 5:17 PM

Fascinating, amazing set here Pamela, superbly captured.

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WhiteRose1
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19 Oct 2012 - 5:23 PM

Very well captured, Pamela. There was a similar room at the Floriade this year with plants growing out of a cooker, pans, plates, cups etc. Quite surreal but I couldn't get an angle like you've got here.

Dave

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19 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

Wonderful set of images, Pamela, luv the creativity in v1, works really well, luv it.
Well done.
Darryl. x Smile

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19 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

Cleverly done Pam', very nicely worked.

John Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 6:13 PM

A surreal image.

Pleased to click you to 30.

P.

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Quote: Fascinating, amazing set here Pamela, superbly captured.

Could not agree more, and then some.......

John

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19 Oct 2012 - 7:05 PM

Fab work Pamela xGrinGrin

Pam

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ChristineD
19 Oct 2012 - 9:38 PM

Fascinating and a great set of images

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19 Oct 2012 - 9:40 PM

Fascinating is the only word that fits here.

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19 Oct 2012 - 9:44 PM

Wonderful creation and well captured
Jim

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
19 Oct 2012 - 10:46 PM

Unique! you have just struck me dumbfounded! I am struggling to say something! but I don't know what to say!you are very clever in a quiet way! Your flowers are amazing! but this is something different! talent will out, you have the + factor in these shots and I can't give you an award dam it! I love them all regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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19 Oct 2012 - 11:57 PM

mmmmm! how I envy your visit to this quirky place-- tantalizing images!

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morpheus1955
20 Oct 2012 - 1:10 AM

Wonderful set of images, it has to be V1 for me

Hugh

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20 Oct 2012 - 8:38 AM

Grin Nathan

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20 Oct 2012 - 9:45 AM

Yes, very intriguing - examining the reflection it does make it all clearer! Wink A brilliant set, Pamela, each one excellently captured and presented Smile
Trev Smile

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20 Oct 2012 - 12:25 PM

Clever. At first I thought you had overlaid another image into the circle to make it look like a mirror.
Of three excellent shots, the close crop and mystery of V1 wins the day for me, Pamela.

Malc

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pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 4:56 PM

DIANE: I'm not in the shot because it was taken from an angle. I was, however, less successful with the reflective globes in another of their gardens.
DAVE & PHILIP: I think "surreal" is an appropriate word.
MALC: No jiggery-pokery hereGrin.

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20 Oct 2012 - 6:14 PM

All rather clever isn't it.......Good stuff Pamela, but not much good for wildlife Sad

Ade

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:00 AM

Interesting and well seen image, Pamela. I quite like it... Strangely.. I'm a bit 'confused'.. not as tidy as your image. I quite like to see more of the lamp.. actually I like the leaves on the lamp on V2... Personally, if I could do the clone work, I perhaps would work on V2,keep the lamp ,get rid of the 'little ones' and "free transform" it bit to make the mirror round....

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21 Oct 2012 - 11:14 AM

I like V1 - good crop from the original - very deceptive image at first glance.
Brian.

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21 Oct 2012 - 9:23 PM

An interesting and eclectic set Pamela, these are full of intrigue

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23 Oct 2012 - 7:14 PM

good idea and I especially like v1.
regards
Yung

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24 Oct 2012 - 7:22 AM

A most interesting set and not an easy capture using the mirror. It is rather surreal but my goodness it does work.
Carole

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bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:51 PM

Just wonderful Pamela makes the mind think .Smile
Rob

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24 Oct 2012 - 8:04 PM

Cracking image Pam I never thought about taking the image through the mirror when I was there..Lin

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25 Oct 2012 - 9:05 AM

wow thats clever,
its a magic mirror


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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 11:04 AM

Nice reportage Pamela. Love the flower bed. Grin

Gerry

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
27 Oct 2012 - 12:34 AM

Oh wow! Would love to be able to do something llike this, but totally beyone me at this stage, Great stuff, Ann.

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27 Oct 2012 - 9:23 PM

a very intriguing composition, you certainly have presented this in the best possible manner, totally enchanting.

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yultony
yultony  3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 6:04 PM

Stunning shot

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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 10:37 PM

Clever work Pamela Conundrum indeed. Confusing for me- but it doesn't take much. paul

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10 Nov 2012 - 11:54 PM

Not sure how I missed this one Pamela! Grin
I want one of those for my garden! Clever shot. IB

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 3:19 AM

Wow what a feast for the eye/camera,is that one of the miorrors you use on a bad bend.
No 3 for me,reminded me of the head of a bed.

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CliveA
CliveA  9 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 7:15 AM

Magritte would have liked this.......or is this like Magritte ?
C l i v e

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