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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
6 23 31 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

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Nov 2012 11:59AM
love the man with the expanding head GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Nov 2012 12:45PM
Sums up the confusion and apparent haphazard nature of railway stations (especially the French TongueGrin)

AnneWorner 10 620 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 Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:18PM
It's fascinating Malc - like a sort of Where's Wally of reflections. Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Nov 2012 1:34PM
Must be an airport with all the baggage coming and going. Well captured Malc........Sandy
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 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
11 1.2k 1929 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 5 4 South Africa
17 Nov 2012 2:14PM
Excellent !! I love what you have done here !! Great photo Smile
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
9 12 12 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
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:40PM
It is fascinating Malc.

Tibetan 5 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
13 47 13 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 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:58PM
how wonderful !!!
You just keep on wanting to explore this wonderful image
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 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
7 34 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
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 7:52AM
One of your specialities Malc - love it
Lillian Plus
8 22 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 6 India
18 Nov 2012 6:15PM
EXCELLENT ,,,,,,,,Grin,,,,,,,,,, WORK.

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

danbrann Plus
13 637 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 12 255 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 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
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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