Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Regrets, I've had a Few"


I went looking for reflections on Thursday, when I stopped to look at a dirty old window I saw this guy looking straight through me. As if he was reflecting on all of his past mistakes. So I set my camera to blur the reflections and focus on him. Since there are still subtle reflections I decided to use these pictures for Weekend Reflections.


Weekend Reflections is a meme for photographs of reflections. Reflections can be subtle or crystal clear and they can be found all over the place. If you look for them.

Weekend Reflections lasts from 11am est Friday to 11pm Sunday every weekend at Newtown Area Photo. If you have a reflection photo please join us or just check out the cool reflections.

*Edit I see that my photographs of this window display have tricked the eyes of some of the viewers, which was my intention and I'm sure the intention of the artist who created this silicone mannequin bust. I did however leave a clue enlarge the bottom photo and look at the left side of his neck. :)
I almost forgot to thank those of you who came up with clever captions for my previous post.
Thanks, that was fun!

50 comments:

  1. James you are such a pro at this reflections theme. thanks for the inspiration! This is a beautiful portrait.

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  2. Excellent subject! And truly reflective! Which reminds me how time swiftly flies as it is Weekend Reflection again. I better go and start working on it while in my element of photographic blogging. Thanks for the visit James.

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  3. OMG! I thought he was real! I am getting ready for my post for WR. See you in the morning!

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  4. Okay, it's late, I'm tired and a little senile...the guy in the picture isn't real? I'm soooo confused!
    Sunny :)

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  5. That's amazing...he certainly looks well and quite alive. I could see how someone would startle walking past this window! Great capture, James!

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  6. At first glance I thought the man was real but with a closer look discovered otherwise! Very intriguing though.

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  7. Not real? He darn sure looks real to me. He's the ugliest manikin I ever saw.

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  8. Two wonderful shots: the first is a masterpiece of intensity. Thanks!

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  9. WOW...that is a great reflection. I love it. The black and white is just astonishing :)

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  10. The top photo - wonderful! I really did gasp when the screen opened. I'm useless at taking photos of people. Perhaps it is something I should practice but I'm reluctant to take pictures of strangers - and friends and family are reluctant to be guinea pigs!

    Lucy

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  11. When you said "he's not real", I wondered why.. and then, I saw!Whoever made him is a great real artist!

    My reflection is posted.

    PS: I don't like Alec Baldwinn at all.But , FOR ONCE, he surprised me, and was clever enough to know to make a fool of himself. I think being in front of Meryl Streep obliged him to give his best! Ü

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  12. I think I need to be rescued. I can't see anything unreal about him at all. What's the clue? When Lily said 'he's not real' I thought she was expressing delight and interest and congratulation - not a statement. Please James - explain!

    Lucy

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  13. I'm with Lucy. How do you see that's he's not real? I love your shots.

    (PS I'm waiting for the reflection post to appear at your other blog. I'm guessing 11am is not according to European time;)

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  14. These are amazing shots James. And what an intriguing window display. Both shots are great, but the B&W is super effective. Great mood piece. Kathy

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  15. It's very impressive, you are so talented!
    Fabulous reflections, the first one is a piece of art!when are you planing to do your photography exposition?
    :) I love your pictures!
    Léia

    ** BTW you and Vicki could plan a trip to Berlin and also stop by here in Lux! wow

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  16. Congratulation! This character was waiting for you to pass by and freeze his moment.

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  17. If you didn't include that second photo, I wouldn't have known he wasn't real! Fantastic!

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  18. These are great reflection shots, James...and unusual..

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  19. both of these are great photos James. The reflections add another layer.

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  20. Whom ever made that is a natural born artist, great photos too.

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  21. Great capture of an interesting character.

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  22. We have a digital camera and I have downloaded the manual for it and am getting revved up to learn how to take photos. I love photography but am intimidated somewhat, but I am going to start practicing. I have been blogging three years and looking at photography blogs and loving so many of the photos and in awe of the talent. The photos in this post remind me of some of the men my father's age when I was a child, long long ago.

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  23. You did it Your Way - I did it My Way. But do we regret it?

    Not with portraits and reflections like this!

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  24. This is awesome!
    I love it!
    You have two great ones this week.

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  25. Well, that explains why he was looking right through you I guess! At first I thought, Oh that face has so much character!

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  26. a rare capture--honest and real.

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  27. Fantastic - I thought it was a wonderful portrait of a real guy! Only after reading your comments did I realize he was not. But the composition and photo are marvelous regardless whether your subject was a real person or not.

    I really enjoyed this photo.

    ...Dressed up Creek

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  28. Is he real or not
    LOL
    Amazing shot !!
    You have two blogs Wow!!
    On is enough for me ;)

    Have a wonderful weekend
    enjoy ....

    (@^.^@)

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  29. Perfect address for next Halloween!
    So well captured!

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  30. These are great! I wonder what he was thinking.

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  31. he's fab. must be sculpted along the lines of those sculpted babies that look life like.

    have a wonderful weekend.

    erin

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  32. I really love these sorts of shots, you are really good at finding them and the composition is really quite magnificent. This and the one on your other blog, James, I think are real show stoppers.

    Way to go.

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  33. BTW for those wondering (I forgot to mention in my previous comment)...

    I don't think the man is real, if you have a look at the second photo, it looks like some 'blobular' material is at the back of his neck.... mask? Wax? Latex, don't know...still makes for one heck of a photo.

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  34. He certainly looks as though he's looking back on his past life with a lot of regret!

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  35. Hi James this is excellent - love the reflections and the "mood" the man creates - really like it!!
    Gena @ thinking aloud
    http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com

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  36. Excellent work in the bust, it looks so very real. It took something from you to make it look so natural too.

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  37. Absolutely wonderful ... and I love being tricked in this manner. If I keep visiting photographer's blogs and pay attention ... perhaps one day I'll become one myself. In the meantime, I continue to experiment, enjoy and learn as I go ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  38. Great capture, James! How funny, I IVE in Orange county now, but am originally from the Netherlands.

    You must have a field day with the cold/snow right now - have some friends in Penn. we keep regularly in contact with.

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  39. ...but no regrets for takeing those pictures! They are amazing!!

    Have a great weekend.

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  40. I bet this is one of those times that the scene was just screaming photograph me. What great shots, and a perfect subject. Great work.

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  41. Great shot and a great eye, You are a pro at this!

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  42. I seem to be genuine.
    A clenched fist and a crooked expression are very human.

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  43. Amazing artistry! Great captures!

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