It is just another time portal,
what is so special!
(I want to see a path or I wont jump!)
I'm a little concerned about what will happen if I post a similar image with a path showing - We don't want you launching yourself headfirst into your monitor!
evat601 wrote:Tim, I like the idea, but think I need to see the all edges of the mirror (and their reflection).
Because of the large tree on the right and logs on the bottom, I almost miss the mirror altogether.
I'm torn with this one. Part of the thought process was I wanted it to be almost hidden - Camouflaged in its surrounds if you follow me, but I do think the L/H edge is a bit too indistinct... I just couldn't find a variation I was happy with there. I also want to try a version that has an obvious frame too however, but am thinking it will need a more defined subject (a figure, or interesting tree, etc...) to be reflected within the frame, or to utilise it more as a doorway to another space - this was purely playing with the illusion to get started. (But ta for the feedback, it was right along the lines of what of I was wondering about how it appeared to a viewer who was approaching it "cold").
It's a shame you forgot the ball, but lucky to find that big mirror
Plenty of possibility.
A mirror on the ground acting like a reflective pool could be interesting.
A mirror where an object passes through the mirror and both reflects back at an angle and continues on to appear from behind the mirror.
and so on.
I had planned to try your first suggestion there Doug, but despite being cloudy the sky was still extremely bright and against the dark trees it was too much dynamic range for the camera. Another outing at a better time of day will get around this though.
The second suggestion I love, and am also already wanting to try. But it's a very, very complex image to create. It needs a lot of different source images to work from, and everything to line up very neatly. I will have play with it soon - but it'll be a few steps down the road from here.
It's been a while since I've played so in-depth with these more invasive editing techniques, so I'm trying to refresh the techniques in my mind, create a good workflow, and tune my eyes to the task to (hopefully) keep everything looking convincing (relatively speaking...) and cohesive. I'm enjoying the challenge though!