Stills V3

July 24, 2009

Shop Mirror:Mirror Shop

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:34

In the extreme.......



  1. Indeed! I’d say you have more than enough to feast on without the additional wooden foilage upfront. But there again, it’s inclusion does make me fight a little more to look through it and in to the mirrors. Also, it’s probably adding some interest in the bottom of the mirrors where without it there wouldn’t be much. Very calming colours which also help.

    More curious, though, is the right hand edge. It’s inclusion (i.e. the black beam(?)) gives this much more depth from front right to back left. When I cover the black, the picture just floats and loses quite a lot of that depth.

    Very challenging!

    Comment by akikana — July 25, 2009 @ 08:10

  2. My overwhelming impression is that this is very carefully composed and exposed. It certainly works and is an interesting reflection (sic) on how old properties can marry in new technology: Prince Charles take note! The colouring, decoration and architecural features are very typical of a certain sort of English establishment.

    Unlike Akikana, I would possibly have cropped the black pillar and tiny slices top and bottom: not because that’s necessarily right but I might have been led that way. Losing that pillar removes the picture one more step from reality. But if he hadn’t mentioned it, I probably wouldn’t have thought about it.

    Comment by John Ellis — July 26, 2009 @ 06:47

  3. “nowhere for my eye to rest” says the judge.

    This is definitely a picture that makes the viewer work hard. Easy to glance and dismiss it not wanting to spend the time.

    I’m voting to keep the black line :-)

    Comment by Colin — July 26, 2009 @ 08:07

  4. I am not always enamored of reflections within reflections, within…. This is an exception. I think it is not only because of the framing, but the beautiful simplicity of the color palette. I keep coming back for more, then more still. The reflected lights, as well as the ancoring blacks that are scattered just so about the scene keep my eyes roving and enjoying every bit of it.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — July 28, 2009 @ 03:30

  5. Although Colin is right that the viewer has to “work hard” — once in the right frame of mind, it became less work and more fun trying to figure it all out. It occurred to me that this would make a difficult jigsaw puzzle.

    Comment by Christina — August 1, 2009 @ 14:06

  6. It’s the colour that’s making this work. Without those nice tones, I’d be lost in the confusion.

    Comment by doonster — August 1, 2009 @ 14:08

  7. I agree with Christina that this would make a wonderfully challenging jigsaw puzzle.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — August 11, 2009 @ 00:18

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