Stills V3

September 14, 2010

Down an alley in Philly (07090028)

Filed under: Matt — Matt Alofs @ 11:18



  1. Shouldn’t this be titled “Who are you staring at 2?”. In stereo.

    The light coming in from the end of the street and contrasting with the shadow of the building is the main attraction. The latter could be London: what’s in the mirror on the RHS, not.

    Why a mirror there? Is it for a corporate head to get his car on to the street?

    Comment by zavaell — September 16, 2010 @ 06:30

  2. seeing a lot of your photography, this begs questions such as: who saw what first? and who is chasing the other’s targets?

    Comment by doonster — September 17, 2010 @ 09:59

    • It’s become a bit of a game to see what each other’s photos of a jointly photographed subject will look like, but the mirrors are something different all together. It’s now accepted that on a seeing a mirror on the street, we must shoot it together.

      Comment by alofsm — September 19, 2010 @ 12:49

  3. It’s all about that pedestrian.

    Comment by colinjago — September 24, 2010 @ 09:07

  4. It is easy to get entranced with the mirror and its reflections but the stone wall provides a suitable visual counterfoil.

    Comment by Rex — September 27, 2010 @ 19:24

  5. This is fascinating — I agree with Colin about the importance of the pedestrian and his long shadow. Love how the view in the mirror goes back forever.

    It would be interesting to see Kate’s photo.

    Comment by Christina — September 28, 2010 @ 02:28

  6. As requested, Kate’s photo:

    Comment by alofsm — September 28, 2010 @ 10:55

  7. The sharper focus all being within the mirrored area does hold my view there, the out of focus areas not be distracting (quite pleasing).

    That view down the alley holds my attention more than I thought it would, I’ve been losing myself in the shadow and light.

    Comment by rhoehne — September 28, 2010 @ 11:47

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