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December 16, 2012
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World Reflected by Trichardsen World Reflected by Trichardsen
Yes that is a big mirror Ive dragged along with me, and it is reflecting the northern lights. :)

Its an idea I got a while ago but had forgotten about it until tonight.

Shot with Nikon d800, 14-24mm f2.8, @ 16mm, f.5.6, iso 1600, 6 seconds.

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First of all, I absolutely love this idea! It is a wonderfully creative and surprising twist on a night sky/aurora view: I give your "vision" and "originality" 6 stars! I don't think I've ever seen anyone else try this with a mirror, and I can't imagine the effort it took to carry it up to that location--it must have been quite a chore, but the result appears well worth the extra trouble.

My one criticism (and I deliver it with upmost respect for your vision and intent), is that most of the interest is focused on the right side of the photo, while the left side seems relatively empty and takes away from the overall impact of the piece. The Pleiades, Jupiter, and the Hyades sparkle in a starry line that points down toward the mirror, which in turn glimmers like the entryway into another world...while off to the left of this fantastic scene, things are relatively bland. The left 1/3 of the photo just seems to distract from the flow and beauty you achieve in the rest of the work. I would be curious to see this shot again with the left edge of the photo lining up with the top of that large rock, and then extending the right side to include more of the clear eastern star scape. In this case, the mirror would not be centered, but I believe this would balance the piece in a more interesting way. Of course, this is only my opinion: I often prefer interesting elements to appear off-center, and that may just be a personal bias.

In any case, I would really enjoy seeing you explore this idea more. I'd love to see the mirror shot from many different angles, from close up or far away, and any other way you can think of to mix things up.

Beautiful work, as always. I look forward to seeing more!
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peterjdejesus Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow!!!  Awesome idea and shot!!  You just opened up a can of worms.  Thanks!!  :)  
Trichardsen Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
I like the touch of the mirror 
Trichardsen Aug 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
Pimsleurable Apr 1, 2013
A portal into another dimension?
Trichardsen Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
you never know. :D
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Skuggmorker Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most great idea! :noes: ^^
Trichardsen Mar 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
Wow! I was instantly stunned by this image, thank you for sharing this beauty!
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