Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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reflecting on a wet, wet ride

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26th May 2008, 11:39  

OCD Sprocket says:

is this upside down? the gravity of this shot eludes me

26th May 2008, 13:41

Jig along says:

Another picture where all is not what it seems.

Great title. Reminds me of a ride I went on at a show:)

26th May 2008, 13:58

Dhamaka says:

Sprocket - let's just say there are several reflections in it
Thank you Jigalong! Two big compliments in a week :D
Carpe - thank you :)

26th May 2008, 14:20

JokerXL says:

Cannot for the life of me work out what I'm seeing here (too small phone screen squint)
But I'm sure it's lovely, knowing you.

26th May 2008, 15:08

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Joker!
Feet, forest, sky, several different sets of traffic lights and road signs, rain and a car dashboard.... and it's night.... many are reflections, some are not...
:D

26th May 2008, 15:12

JokerXL says:

I'm so glad I asked, would never have known otherwise and my life poorer for it.
:-)

26th May 2008, 17:38

MaggieD says:

Could only be you :) .....

26th May 2008, 18:26

taniwha says:

I like it ... doesn't quite make sense to me ... but like it. Oh, and it makes my feet feel cold.

26th May 2008, 21:02

Dhamaka says:

:)
thank you - and thank you mystery Highlighter - was it you Mandy?

The feet are a reflection, they're resting on the dashboard which is also a reflection. The treeline and some of the traffic lights are not reflections, most of the traffic lights and the traffic signs (including the roundabout signs to the left and on the reflection of my toe) are results of a reflection from the passenger-side side mirror that was bounced again on the passenger-side window to the windscreen glass. Think that's it..

26th May 2008, 21:57

Mandy. says:

It was me. :)

27th May 2008, 01:52

Lyzardly says:

Lovely.

27th May 2008, 04:31

Oooh... I like this one.

27th May 2008, 06:44

Dhamaka says:

thank you!
:D

27th May 2008, 07:42

JokerXL says:

Big screen again now, Oh those toesis!
So, what we think is a reflection, ie the traffic lights etc, is in fact the direct image and the feet/dash are the reflection.
Got it, I think.

27th May 2008, 08:01

jle says:

pretty cool my friend :)

27th May 2008, 16:09

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

27th May 2008, 20:41

Caine says:

Fantastic! I got it right away, but you know my fondness for reflection shots. This is just brilliant, D.

29th May 2008, 02:40

midlife says:

nice reflections. Looks like you had company that evening... on top of a car

29th May 2008, 06:00

evilmink269 says:

I sent you one from Maui! Love the blue polish~ Had a grand time next year UK for sure!!!

29th May 2008, 17:15

Dhamaka says:

Caine - I do indeed and thank you
midlife - on top of the car? I mean.. obviously I wasn't driving since it's quite difficult to operate the pedals if your feet are on the dash, but... on top?

I saw it - them - evilminkie... just make sure I'm in the country when you are here!

29th May 2008, 18:42