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Reflecting on Rainy North Beach

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 December 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

San Francisco

Some wild optical illusions happening on this. I am shooting directly alongside a tinted window on a cloudy day. The view of Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill is a reflection. The actual tower is to my right. The far wall is actually off to my right as well. There are no windows in that wall - the windows are real at the other side of the room (Fisherman's Wharf beyond) - the hanging light fixtures are inside this dining hall - as are the tables under those lights. The foreground tables are reflections of the ones along the glass in front of me.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very cool image

21 Dec 2010 6:21am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice geometric composition

21 Dec 2010 8:38am

guillaume from Paris, France

Love the contrast between old town and contemporany place ! Well done !

21 Dec 2010 9:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic reflections... very well realized Stephen ! Have a lovely day :)

21 Dec 2010 10:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . sometimes, it amazes me that we get around without running into stuff like this ! Some lovely illusions here.

21 Dec 2010 10:20am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

beautiful work and frame

21 Dec 2010 10:44am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

The only thing I snapped on at first glance, before reading your text, was the tables! WOW! This is a totally mind blowing image Stephen! Just magnificent..I give this my undaunted, unequivocal "Denny Jump Image of the Day Award"...this is just unreal!! Excellent, excellent find, Stephen!!!

21 Dec 2010 5:33pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Its absolutely tantalising Stephen, I'm glad you've described it all, I don't think I would have worked it out myself.

21 Dec 2010 5:35pm

philip earl from hood river, United States

Great work ~ good eye !

21 Dec 2010 7:53pm

David from Detroit, United States

It is hard to tell what is real and what is reflection in this shot! Very interesting photo,.

22 Dec 2010 1:07am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I got disoriented for a second looking at this (no Holiday Cheer involved).

23 Dec 2010 12:31am