7/52-09 reflections

It started when I noticed some leaves reflected in the window of the open door. Out came the LX7, which captured the scene nicely-enough, but I wanted to shoot the D7000 and some manual lenses, so back went the LX7, and out came the D7000 and Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5.

The interaction between the eye/brain and the world vs the interaction between the lens/recording-surface and the world is quite interesting.

In the aforementioned leaves-in-the-window scene, my eyes saw leaves, stretched, smeared, distorted; the LX7 saw pretty much what my eyes saw; the Vivitar/D7000 saw only the smear.

At first, I suspected this was because the lens was much closer to the reflection than my eyes, so I moved around, crawled into the hatch, tried various angles, but was unable to capture with the big camera what my eyes saw, or what the LX7 recorded. (It’s ok: I like the D7000 result better than what I saw, and if I was smart, I would’ve saved one of the images from the LX7 for comparison. Alas, they’re lost to card-formatting.)

Anyway. I spent the rest of the week looking for interestingly-distorted reflections.

One of these is not like the others, in that the reflected surface was in motion, and I vacillated between including it over an image shot into the roof of my car, but it looks too much like a painting for me to pass up.

The others were shot in car windows or body-panels, refrigerator and oven doors, and a computer screen.

EXIF data is included in the lighbox, so I won’t bother with it here, but everything was shot (as mentioned above) with the D7000 and Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron, perhaps), and processed rather quickly and simply in Lightroom.

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