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Hello there! Say cheese...:-)

Posted by
Srinivas Koduri (Wheeling, IL, United States) on 5 October 2006 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Hello everyone looking at this.. This is me clicking... I recently took this off the rear view mirror on my dad's scooter.
Does'nt it give you a feeling that iam actually taking a photo of yours from your monitor?.
Though this pic is really real, there is something unreal the way it is.. Any guesses?.
I know its very easy.

SONY DSC-S600 1/100 second F/5.1 ISO 125 16 mm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

good to meet you (in photo form)
I think the unreal part has to do with the fact that that is not actually your real hand holding the camera but really a stunt hand provided by a professional hand model.

5 Oct 2006 10:33am

@Jason Kravitz: lol jason.nooo.. Those are really my real hands holding the camera.. Good to meet you too..

Ryan Yam from Quezon City, Philippines

I have no idea! lol, I guess the shot just looks great and you have a nice blur around the mirror :)

5 Oct 2006 2:22pm

Leslie Horacek from Brussels, Belgium

hmmmm, I guess that I am on a large spinning merry-go-round, some call earth. the dimensions are shifting so quickly that suddenly the only static memory in my head is the reflection of the other side of the world which includes Srinivas, mystic and lord of the camera people. =)

5 Oct 2006 6:05pm

Madhusudhan Rao from Hyderabad, India

Nice to see you srini...(though partial). The unreal thing is circle shades around the mirror....

5 Oct 2006 6:23pm

Jeff Torgerson from Washington, United States

Very cool shot, i like the effect. I am assuming some post processing was done for the spinning effect?

6 Oct 2006 2:32am

@Jeff Torgerson: The spinning effect around the round mirror is radial blur filter in

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India


6 Oct 2006 3:06am

Anand Kumar Soma from Hyderabad, India

Hello Srinivas, its a nice execution of the shot, good shot something different, it gives me the feeling of the aiming of the camera throught the shotgun just if u could add the aiming points in the mirror that according to me would give a more impact to picture above. Hope u take the comment positively.

6 Oct 2006 3:44am

@Anand Kumar Soma: Thats a nice idea to put cross hair around the lens in the mirror. I gave the idea behind the this shot this way in my next post's description.

Ardeshir Tayebi from Tehran, Iran

wow such a nice shot :D
p.s: thanks for your wellcome, hope to be a good friend for each other
with best wishes

6 Oct 2006 5:35am

Lyndsey Le from Houston, TX, United States

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what the unreal thing is. My guess is ... there was a flash glare and you touched it up in PS? I think I'm seeing some blurry white spots in between your hands and your shoulder. Staring too much at the screen, I think I need glasses now! Nice composition!

6 Jan 2007 10:58pm

1/100 second
ISO 125
16 mm