Monday, August 29, 2011

Mysterious Monday - Not What You Think

Window and Sky, The Old Depot, Village of Lewisburg, Ohio  © Doug Hickok


You might think this is a photograph of a cloud reflected in the pane of a window. But on closer inspection it appears to be an open window to the sky.

Or is it?

This visual riddle exemplifies the aphorism, "Life is an illusion".

27 comments:

  1. It is a wonderful illusion! Great capture Doug! Love the colors.

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  2. Doug .. you are a master of colour.

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  3. I can live without knowing, now I'm just going to daydream all day long!

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  4. I love it, Doug! Sometimes life is like that: a total illusion! :)

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  5. Love the reflection in the glass.
    Wonderful pictures again, the one of the boat and the hanging bench is a delight.
    It is always a pleasure to look into your archive.

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  6. A well choosen angle to illustrate the aphorism! Nice shades of green!

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  7. Ah, I'm not sure what is reality and what is illusion here.

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  8. What a wonderful composition! Love these colors and the reflection of the sky in the window. Really nice.
    Have a nice day.

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  9. Absolutely love this image and the colors and angles at play are fantastic.

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  10. Great tones. Your comment of actual or reflection could be a philosophical query on the nature of photography.

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  11. very nice and interesting, the content of linearity is spectacular, i like very much

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  12. Cool shot today man. Love these frame shots.

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  13. Framed within a frame. Reflection or not, one must ponder.

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  14. I always find something unusual in your posts. This photo contains mystery.

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  15. a very intriguing and ambiguous capture indeed! whatever it is, it is beautifully and skilfully "framed"!

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  16. What an amazing image! I love the illusion, the great lighting and wonderful tones in this photograph. Many compliments.

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  17. Mmmmm. Good question on the illusion. Great composition, tones and colours. Wonderful capture.

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  18. Now that's cool. Very creative shot Doug--I love mysteries!

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  19. Illusion I can live with - delusion on the other hand is more difficult. Apart for the deep thoughts about life etc, I really like this image - the colours, lines and framing are just superb.

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  20. love how you framed this cloud in there.. well done.. :)

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