Reflection and distortion: too close to call

sunglasses painted

Sunglasses stall, Takapuna Market. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013. Edited with Pixlr Express.

Does it make sense to talk about reality, when we see ourselves mainly in reflection? And if we take away the notion of real – then distortion becomes a bit redundant too. I liked this photo, but thought I’d edit it to make it “less real” for this challenge. A statement about what how we see the world, or just a bit of fun?

I also like this song by Little Man Tate, variously called ‘Reflection in his Sunglasses’ and ‘Audrey Hepburn.’

He thought they fell in love
He thought they shared a moment
He thought she was looking deep into his eyes
Right into his very soul
But she was just checking her hair in the reflection of his sunglasses

— Little Man Tate ‘Reflection in his Sunglasses’

This post was written for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Here are some others on the subject that I enjoyed:

http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://blog.desireeeast.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://theamateurcamera.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://quotidianhudsonriver.com/2014/03/22/3-22-14-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://jrsyjueco.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://hellisjones.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://susipet.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-refelections/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/abstract-reflections/

http://pilotfishblog.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://wingingitandwinning.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://no1queenie.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/reflection-2/

http://debz2653.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-me-and-my-shadow/

http://debz2653.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/reflections-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://makinglifesparkle.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://marsowords.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/migratory-reflections-v2/

http://suejudd.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://cancerisnotpink.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://morganebyloosphoto.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://northumbrianlight.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/sandy-reflections/

http://mycyberhouserules.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-more-reflections-underover-the-water/

http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/reflections-on-wolverhampton/

http://hurtledto60.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://drycrikjournal.com/2014/03/23/wpc-reflections-of-rock-3/

http://jeffsinonphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/reflecting-upon-nature/

http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

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17 thoughts on “Reflection and distortion: too close to call

  1. Bravo!. I like the approach and the personal philosophy you employed in this photo. Making your subject matter “less real” is a creatively unique approach. A camera’s lens takes an almost clinical image of its subject matter. The eye of the photographer instills life, passion and a hint of insight in the human condition with every shutter click. Thank you for sharing this. Good work.

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    • Hi. Thanks! I used Pixlr Express. Within the “adjustment” menu there is a “stylise” option. It was the “silk” option in that. Some photos seem to look really cool with that filter – others, meh.

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