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Originally posted by pretty_vacant
Well whatever it is, it's friggin creeping me out.
Clearly this is no reflection as it has already been mentioned that this thing blocks out half the lamp post outside. Plus it clearly rules out the reflection of the drummer as any reflection of his would have to be at the same height of this thing outside. If you look closely, they are not even. And the singer is standing to the left of the drummer so any reflection of his would be to the left on the glass and nothing can be seen.
No, whatever this thing is, it's standing close outside, up against the glass, looking in. And it actually looks kinda green... And what we can see looks freaksihly like a face
Hmmm surely it's no coincidence this guy has been chased and probed by aliens in the past....
this is kind of a lot queer
reply to post by battlestargalactica
That thing reminds me of Mothman loll
[edit on 18/6/08 by pretty_vacant]
[edit on 18/6/08 by pretty_vacant]
Originally posted by The Lizard King
reply to post by Willbert
If it is my reflection, then you would be able to see through it. This is a solid object. You would also see everyone else behind me if it was my reflection. You would also be able to see my arm lifted, but you cant becuase it is not me.
You can't even see any of the other band members reflections in the window.
The flash is only going to bounce off the glass and give you a huge white light in the photo. Chances are you'll see absolutely nothing on the other side. Once you know this, it's hilarious to watch people by the hundreds go to the observations decks of really high buildings, and take a photo of the gorgeous skyline through a window, flashes bursting, and knowing that none of those photos will come out. Again, it requires about 15-30 second exposures to get photos like that to come out, and the flash has nothing to do with it.
Does glass make for a half decent reflective surface, when it's dark outside? Or will I meerly be illuminating the outside world, and have no light remain in the room?
Don't shoot the flash straight into the window at right angles. Treat it as you would a mirror as far as reflections go. As for light intensity from the flash in the room, figure that at least 90% of the light striking the windows will go straight through them. A miniscule amount will get reflected back to act as fill. The subject will mostly be lit by direct flash. Still, that flash is BRIGHT, so if it's what's being reflected you'll get a bright white blob in the photo. Back in pre-Photoshop days we just learned how to avoid getting those white blobs. Essentially, if you can see your reflection in the glass from where you're standing so can the camera.
Many people think of the flash on their camera as a main light source for when the scene is too dark to take a picture: a night photo, inside a restaurant, at a party, etc. They almost never use the camera's flash for any other purpose. The problem is, a full strength flash tends to blow out the foreground with a big burst of light. This helps you see the smiling subjects well, provided that they are close enough, but the background is left completely dark. How close do the people have to be? A flash's light is typically effective between 5-10 feet (1½-3 meters). While a stronger flash may illuminate stuff further back, it'll only overexpose the foreground even more. In other words, a flash distorts the normal light balance in the picture, which isn't what your eye sees, yielding an unsatisifying "snapshot" where the background is all black.
Originally posted by the seeker_713g
the natives couldn't see the ships of the invading spaniards because they had never seen a ship before and their minds had nothing to reference it to.