Lovely use of a mirror


Paula W (and others!) sent me this great illusory photo……


Like it?


20 comments on “Lovely use of a mirror

  1. Ben says:

    Super idea! Beautiful.

  2. Saso says:

    Great idea and execution, but in my opinion it is photoshop :). First, the image is made directly into the mirror so the photographer should be visible in it. Second, the image in the mirror blends perfectly into the background, too much to be a coincidence. The author probably made two images and then replaced the mirror image with the image of the background without the subject. All this is done very easy in photoshop, nevertheless it is agreat idea and the image looks great.

    • Julia says:

      I thought it might be two mirrors.

    • Tony says:

      Not necessary – the mirror if tilted so there’s no reason for the photographer to be in it. And it’s tilted cleverly so that the other part of the garden visible in it matches the background nicely. I think the whole point is that it isn’t photoshopped – that would be just too easy.

    • Saso says:

      It is photoshoped, get over it… a few guys further down made some more arguments…could it be done for real, probably yes but not wit a reflection that matches the bacground completly

    • Julia says:

      The reason why I thought of a second mirror is because it looks like the garden in the mirror gets the same amount of sun as the garden behind the girl, which seemed unnatural to me. I hadn’t thought of the other points the people below have made.

  3. NickC says:

    It’s photoshopped. There are no reflections of the hands/fingers or lower legs based on the position that the mirror is in

  4. the idea is brilliant although it’s been photoshopped. the image in the mirror is the continuation of the image behind the girl. difficult to do otherwise

  5. Joel Kaplan says:

    It’s an illusion within an illusion. Is the girl angling the mirror definitely to her right, or slightly to her left?

  6. Gail Hatton says:

    the simplest things are beautiful arent they

  7. James Bailey says:

    Must be a ghost, because she ain’t got no body.

  8. Duncan says:

    Nice, but faked – why are there no reflection of her legs or hands?

  9. jefferson says:

    I don’t understand you people sometimes. Here we have a delightfully clever photograph and you quibble over it because it may be photoshopped. So what if it is? The point is the image shown, not how it came into being.

  10. arjay says:

    I saw right through this.

  11. stickinsect says:

    Very nice. It makes me wonder about other suitable backdrops for this find of photo.

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