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Life Reflected

By saltireblue    
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.


Tags: Paris Reflections Portraits and people Gare du Lyon Unused escalator

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Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 11:26AM
I cant make head nor tail of whats what here MalcWinkGrin..................... I am far more suited Bill and BenWinkGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Nov 2012 11:59AM
love the man with the expanding head GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
17 Nov 2012 12:23PM
It does take a bit of studying to discern what is reflected and what not: interesting shot from a clever viewpoint.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
17 Nov 2012 12:45PM
Sums up the confusion and apparent haphazard nature of railway stations (especially the French TongueGrin)

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
17 Nov 2012 1:10PM
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.

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:18PM
It's fascinating Malc - like a sort of Where's Wally of reflections. Smile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
17 Nov 2012 1:34PM
Must be an airport with all the baggage coming and going. Well captured Malc........Sandy
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:01PM
I love the scrambled detail!
Potential users of the up escalator were probably taking a leisurely lunch Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:02PM
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.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
17 Nov 2012 2:14PM
Excellent !! I love what you have done here !! Great photo Smile
17 Nov 2012 3:06PM
You found a good one here Malc, I really like the guy eating a sandwich while being pulled along on a wheeled suitcase.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Nov 2012 3:40PM
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
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:40PM
It is fascinating Malc.

Tibetan 9 3 England
17 Nov 2012 3:44PM
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
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
17 Nov 2012 3:55PM
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!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:58PM
how wonderful !!!
You just keep on wanting to explore this wonderful image
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
17 Nov 2012 4:01PM

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

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

bill33 Plus
10 52 1 Scotland
17 Nov 2012 10:00PM
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.
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 7:52AM
One of your specialities Malc - love it
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 11:04AM
All mixed up and a puzzle!
crafty you Malc, but what a great shot
for us to ponder on
1881 9 India
18 Nov 2012 6:15PM
EXCELLENT ,,,,,,,,Grin,,,,,,,,,, WORK.

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

danbrann 17 640 17
18 Nov 2012 10:22PM
It looks fairly straight forward to me...hic I think i will just have another wee dram. Tip top image Malcolm.
20 Nov 2012 1:45PM
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
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 8:20PM
You've conveyed the business of the place so well with people dashing in all directions. I like the colours and reflections
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
24 Nov 2012 11:39PM
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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