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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Sion Fullana Sion Fullana is offline
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Default Art with a phone and a reflection?

What do you think? I took this with the iPhone 3G walking by a store on 8th Avenue, in New York City's West Village, and I was mesmerized by that reflection.

Do you see any art in a shot like this?




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Old October 29th, 2008, 02:29 AM
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Hi Sion,

The reflection you have captured is extraordinary - without looking closely I would have assumed it was a composite image.

As a piece of art I think it beautifully captures the mood of a fashion boutique on a busy shopping street, with plenty of vivid colour and visual interest all over the image. It's an image that you can study for a while and still find new details. It is not something that I would personally hang in my house but I could see this working very well on the wall of a shop or cafe.

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Old October 29th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Thanks a lot, Andrew!! :-) Appreciate your comment.


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Hi Sion,

The reflection you have captured is extraordinary - without looking closely I would have assumed it was a composite image.

As a piece of art I think it beautifully captures the mood of a fashion boutique on a busy shopping street, with plenty of vivid colour and visual interest all over the image. It's an image that you can study for a while and still find new details. It is not something that I would personally hang in my house but I could see this working very well on the wall of a shop or cafe.

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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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I am so very curious to understand more about this-almost looks like a transparency overlay
is it?
amazing catch of the shadow effect!

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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:23 PM
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Hi, Charlotte!

Thanks very much for commenting, in the first place.

And to answer your question, no, it's not a transparency... it's actually a simple snapshot of the store's window during the morning, taken with the iPhone camera. The light was high, so everything in the shot was at the same level. By tweaking a bit the saturation and contrast I managed to make the dress stand out. :-)




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I am so very curious to understand more about this-almost looks like a transparency overlay
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amazing catch of the shadow effect!

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