Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction/Reflection_Experimentation

October 20, 2014

Intentionally done to get both the reflection and refraction effects… I placed a big, oval mirror below the chili /tomato plants to create play of light and shadows.

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This must be more of reflection than refraction nevertheless, i just loved the impressionistic effect the light has created as seen on the photo below.


Photo of pot plants as reflected on the side of a refrigerator. The rough texture created the impressionistic image.

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Another photo of the chili plants with the mirror right below it. The light refracting on the wall gives the spotlight effect…

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Close shot of the light reflection on the ref

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Another experimentation with light and shadows created with the help of a mirror — direct sunlight falls on the mirror and refracting to the plants



  1. Lovely ideas about Refraction 🙂 Thanks for sharing ❤

  2. I had fun in observing the play of lights as they are refracted from the mirror. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Very creative interpretation of this week’s challenge. Love how you experimented and played with mirrors and reflection to get your shots. I like the first photo a lot – looks as if the plant is admiring itself in the crystal-clear mirror 🙂

  4. Thanks Mabel! I also like the first shot. Good thing about the experimental activity was the joy of actually seeing the changes in refracted light. With the slight shift of the mirror position and angle, the light literally “plays.” And with my left hand holding the mirror, and the camera on my right hand, you can imagine the difficulty that I encountered to take the shots. Worth it, nevertheless…

  5. There’s always a lot of angles you can shoot from when you’re setting up the shot, and you can physically recreate the scene that you one in many different ways. You must have had a steady hand to hold your camera, the shots turned out non-shaky at all 🙂

  6. You are right! Choosing the right angle is in itself a challenge. That’s what’s great in photography, isn’t it?

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