Friday, September 2, 2011

Distortions


Traffic mirror next to a decayed building at downtown Paço de Arcos
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39 comments:

brattcat said...

wonderful effect. excellent capture.

Woody said...

Neat how your eye is drawn to the reflection. The tile is very interesting!

Birdman said...

Would make a great Theme Day topic and shot.

Sharon said...

What an interesting set of patterns and lines this mirror makes against this background. Good eye for spotting this.

Kate said...

The distortion does not highlight the decay...the building looks pretty good in your photo; must just be my PERSPECTIVE! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic image JM, love the quirky look the street and buildings take on when looking through the mirror, and it goes without say that the blue and yellow tiles are gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

joo said...

Terrific reflection! I also love the light and colours.

Dina said...

Fun! The tile trim adds so much.

Jack said...

You have such a good eye, JM. It is an interesting capture, composed very well with the tiles you chose to include.

Halcyon said...

I love the mix of colors!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture and reflection! Love the colors! A fun shot indeed -- but you are the best at catching those! Have a great weekend, JM!

Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

Wow, that is a great one indeed, JM !!! I just love the azulejos behind the mirror : their pattern is awesome. And the reflection itself is so sunny, with this colorful building...

Clytie said...

This, without a doubt, is one of the best reflections pictures I've ever seen. When I opened the post I sat with my mouth hanging open and my bubblegum fell onto my keyboard.

Carolina Tavares said...

Foto incrível. Perfeita.

JM said...

@Clytie: :-)))

RedPat said...

Life is like that sometimes! Great shot!!

cieldequimper said...

I'm not chewing bubble gum but the same thing could have happened to me! The colours are so vibrant. Gorgeous one!

James said...

I love this! Really cool shot! The colors are great!

Malyss said...

I like the colors here!The picture gives the desire to jump into the mirror, and to enter into this landscape!

Lois said...

That is such an interesting picture JM! I like everything about it.

Gine said...

Encore un cadrage parfait dont tu as le secret ! Bravo, on est dépaysé et on voyage ...

Dyche Designs said...

Love this, very cool capture.

jennyfreckles said...

Another stunner JM. Brilliant composition. I love how those tiles look like 3D even though they're flat.

Andrew said...

No bubble gum either but I had the same jaw dropping moment.
I keep saying this but you have a wonderful eye for eyecatching images... do you work in advertising!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The tiles on the decaying building remind me of the wooden blocks I had as a kid. And the mirror of those funny mirrors in the amusement arcade.

VP said...

The trick is to find the right to be reflected in one of those mirrors. You found it, with a colorful tiled background as a plus! Bravo!

Dianne said...

Wonderful deep rich colours in this reflective capture!

Randy said...

Oh I love those tiles.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an amazing effect! You have a great eye!

Arija said...

I am your latest follower since I cannot bear to miss a single one of your views of Lisbon.

Great, fluid mirror shot and the your perspective of the stair case in the palace is a delight to see.

Babzy said...

great compo !

ladyfi said...

What a fantastic and creative shot!

T. Becque said...

Very clever!

Ann said...

traffic mirrors are great.

orvokki said...

Wonderfull perspectiv and art. Super!!
Is that auto 2CV?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful subject and composition. You have created a replica of Gehry's Dancing Building with that mirror.. fabulous!

Bises,
Genie

slim said...

Colorful and fascinating photo!

Pat said...

I love this colorful photo!

Francisca said...

This is a unique reflection shot... well seen!