It's how you look at it... - created by Lelaina


Its how you look at it...
Favs: 12SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/17Score: 67.5% (38)10985 views

This entry made me almost loose my mind. In case anyone wonders, how it was done, it's pretty simple: I opened the PXL logo on my computer screen and mirrored it. The harder part was to hold the camera without a tripod in the tiny little right angle, so I get the whole reflection on it, without any letters missing. I took around 1000 pictures, to get in the end 3 shots that were halfway acceptable.
I know, that this one could have been better too, but I am happy with it anyway. Mainly just because I didn't give up after the first 500 ;) (5 years and 2041 days ago)

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great, and you answered all the questions I was going to ask.

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Excellent! Very impressive - your patience paid off!

avatar Momof4boyoboys

Great Job author...I was trying to accomplish this same effect...unsuccessfully I might add. Well done. and well worth all the effort.

avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

I think this is excellent!!! not quite sure how you did it (even after reading the how-to) but I totally believe you. Just my dumb mind doesn't understand much

avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

I cant stop lookin at thos. u did so good! i would like to see this in bnw too! not askin to change this one though just think it would be cool too.

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

wonderful!!

author says:

Thanks a lot for all your great comments!

@MnMCarta: a bit more detailed explanation for you
Like I said, I opened the PXL logo, made the white background black (so the background didn't show in my eye, the white background would have been visible) and mirrored it. I made it full screen then, so the whole logo was on the screen. Then I sat (very uncomfortable, if I may add that) about 10 cm away from my screen, so I got the reflection as big as possible. I had the lense directly next to my eye pressed against my temple (I hope that's the right word for it) to make it a bit more stable and to get as close to my eye as possible. The problem then was to hold the camera in an angle where the whole logo reflects. A bit too far with the lense towards my eye ended in a "XL" reflection or a "PX", because the lense covered the part of that reflection. So it was pretty complicated (at least for me) to get the whole logo on my pupil, with the pupil is in focus. (If I would have wanted a shot with just my eyelashes in focus, I would have had a huge collection )

avatar MaiconLima

Great job. I would see SBS ,

avatar creativefreedom

great job!

avatar Mikaelbg
Mikaelbg says:

High vote for all the hard work, which made an excellent picture!

avatar erathion
erathion says:

This is fantastic image author...Thanks a lot for your explanation how u did it...From me extra points for the hard work and persistence...well done

avatar k5683
k5683 says:

the photo is great, the execution is great and the message it sends is also great!

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congrats on first place, well deserved

avatar madamemonty

Congrats Elke this is awesome

avatar Karol
Karol says:

Congrats Elke!!

avatar nishagandhi

wow this is awesome!!! congrats Elke

avatar solkee
solkee says:

Congrats Elke

avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Congrats on first place

avatar greymval
greymval says:

OK, you've just become my new pxl hero!

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