Saturday, February 6, 2010

rearview mirror

which is more real? the objects held within a mirror?
or the objects held without?

41 comments:

Julie said...

For me, it depends upon how we consider the word "held". A mirror reflects an object, and therefore that is not reality. Similarly, our eyes reflect an object and that is not reality, as each pair of eyes perceives the object differently and each brain "holds" it differently.

Therefore, everything is only known subjectively.

Malyss said...

How lovely! at first sight, I thought it was a little naïve painting!
the only true thing is the beauty of it!

Jacob said...

Okay, Brattcat...now you're trying to confuse me!

But as I remember some ancient philosopher saying (Plato?): "I look into a mirror, see myself, therefore I am!"

What, that isn't right?

Okay, how about this: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, how does Brattcat confuse us all?"

But, the really big question, as you know is: "What is reality"?

In this case, though, it doesn't matter. Hah! Because you've given us a beautifully, creative post to puzzle about!

Have a great weekend.

Jacob said...

Batik? Is that related to Brattcat?

Yes, I think. It's a dyed thingy, right.

Amin said...

it is not easy to awnser.

Leif Hagen said...

That depends . . . . Fun shot in the mirror!

Small City Scenes said...

It all an illusion. MB

Sharon Creech said...

This image and its framing intrigue me. How were you able to get such a perfectly clear mirror image?!

Sharon said...

What a fantastic image this is! Bravo!

Rambling Round said...

Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, every mirror and lens distorts reality somewhat.

Aileni said...

'Things seen in a rear-view mirror...'

Love that Florida morning shot.

In Real Life said...

What a neat idea for a photo. Seeing as how hind-sight is 20/20, images in a rearview mirror are more clear; therefore, they might be more realistic.

cieldequimper said...

You know the "mirror mirror on the wall" line...
I love the way the mirror is framed by the branches. It looks like a miniature painting.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's beautiful Brattcat.I think it is also provocative, because your words make us think about the way we see ourselves, and the way others can see us.
Very nice!
Léia :)

PAK said...

Well... it's not an easy question :)
Inside the mirror objects are complete and recognizable.
Outside... more sharp, but incomplete and 'abstract'.

slim said...

That's quite a question you pose for us, Brattcat. A healthy awareness of both illusion and reality gives you the best of both worlds and you certainly spotted and captured them both in this image.

I've been catching up on BDP today and the surf dude is a "wow" image. I like the way he's almost breaking through the frame of the image . . . such tension and excitement you've caught.

Will you be going to Vancouver to capture some of the icy action or are you waiting for the summer games in London???

Fio said...

Fantastic idea!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Within or without, some would say that all is an Illusion.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a picture frame. Very creative.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great philosophical question. It's all reality, or nothing is; and I am more willing to believe the former.

Amin said...

Interesting question..........

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks good whichever it is. Nice shot.

Café Chick said...

I see that your mirror is much cleaner than mine ...

Virginia said...

Words to ponder and an intriguing image!
V

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Striking photo! Well spotted.

Sunny said...

It depends on what side of the mirror you are standing.
I hope my answer is not a bad reflection on myself.
Sunny :)

Tash said...

Love it! Esp. the contrast btw the jumble of the front view vs. the clean back view. It looks like a vintage photo in an old wood frame.
And the question is, what has a round mirror like that? Hmmm...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, very creative photo with a profound question to make us think. great post!

Anya said...

My compliments
its a very creative photo !!!!!

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh, how very nice and clever!

Amin said...

Creative photo......

Amin said...

Both of them is real?

VP said...

For us they are both unreal because we are watching pixel on a screen...

JM said...

This is so clever!

Kaori said...

or maybe the things that cannot be seen in the mirror or the eye are the most important :)

Amin said...

May be...

Giorgio said...

...a very delicate Cameo (if my dictionary does not betray me).

Carraol said...

The pupil reflection and this is a unique composition, well done!

Amin said...

Reflection?

Jilly said...

What a great question. I posted a similar shot recently. We are so used to seeing things thru the lens of a camera and that seems real to us. It's real to me but I suppose it is an illusion/reflection but not so different from a photo.

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blogs' birthday, Brattcat.

Amin said...

Interesting.