Thursday, 19 June 2014

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

This little experiment was inspired by Adrian (Adrian's Images) when he photographed Brian the Snail on a mirror. Following that we exchanged some ideas about types of mirror. I purchased a cheap A5 front surfaced acrylic 3mm thick mirror and finally got Round Tuit with an experiment. My subject was a miniature bullrush cut from my garden pond positioned so it would be in focus but the reflection would be well out of focus:


The 50D was fitted with 70-200mm lens plus Raynox DCR-150 macro lens. The camera was tethered to the MacBook so a clear large picture could be seen of what the camera was looking at. Four focus stacked shots were taken and processed with Zerene Stacker:


The orange background was from some cupboard doors seen reflected in the mirror.  The only lighting was natural daylight / Sunlight coming through the kitchen window.


  1. That's quite a set up John, with an interesting result at the end.

    1. Keith: Canon provide some useful software with their cameras. Helps with the more intricate photo sessions.

  2. This is very impressive. It's art. I'm hoping for some front surface mirrors soon. I have been thinking of flowers using two pieces of mirror to get a kaleidoscopic effect.

    1. Thank you Adrian. I had thought of two mirrors but for the infinite number of reflections type of view. Could be a problem with depth of view, especially with macro. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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