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a reflection of a reflection by darlingangels3 a reflection of a reflection by darlingangels3
a sweet moment. :heart: my identical (doctors call them mirror image) twin daughters are a reflection of each other and then they are reflected in the water's surface (another mirror image); individually and together.

i have entered this into the PhotographersClub contest "Mirrors" - you can't get much better than this in my opinion.

i really appreciate feedback & comments and faves. :aww:
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:icondreamerbymoonlight:
DreamerbyMoonlight Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello there! For my A2 art topic this year I'm working on a theme of reflections and your image fits so well with my title, I was wondering if I could perhaps have your permission to recreate this photo for my portfolio? I can promise that it will be done with absolute seriousness and respect (I read that they're your daughters) and I'd really appreciate your consent, especially as it's such a beautiful photo! Your daughters are gorgeous, I absolutely adore this photo! :)
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:icondarlingangels3:
yes you have my permission to recreate it and thank you for showing such respect not only to my original artwork but more importantly to my children. what is the portfolio for, as i don't understamnd A2. good luck. just send me a copy of your image
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:icondreamerbymoonlight:
DreamerbyMoonlight Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so, so much! That's fantastic news, can't wait to get on with it. Yes! I'll definitely send you a copy when I'm finished. A2 is the second year of English A levels and at the end of the year there are the important exams which this will be contributing towards :D Thank you so much for your generosity!!
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:iconindulgeart:
IndulgeArt Aug 24, 2012
hi just came across your profile and i saw this photo.I always love to draw subject related to photo-realism drawings.You may check my profile here.The reason why im asking if it's appropriate for me to draw this as my experimenting in graphites drawings.I need your permission first.Not to worry i will definately tagged you here for your wonderful photography skills.
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:icondarlingangels3:
i apologise for not getting back to you about your request to use 'a reflection of a reflection' as your subject. i have been unwell and not on deviantart for quite some time. i must say i am very flattered. yes i will give permission for this photograph to be used as long as it is done respectfully and appropriately as they are my daughters. i would only ask that, if its possible, i would really appreciate a copy that i could frame for them for their room. again, thank you for your interest and thank you for your honesty and appreciating copyright. i look forward to your reply (i will check now i know you need my permission).
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IndulgeArt Nov 8, 2012
Thank you so much,oh don't apologise carina,You are so kind for me to use it as my references.Because your wonderful photography is so beautiful and ought to be respected that i got to ask your permission first.I will sent the original to you if you could sent me your address as i could mail it to you!Once again,its my pleasure to draw your daughters.thank you!
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:icondaeda1uss:
First let me say, nice concept!
Second, I want to clarify I MEAN NO OFFENSE OR DISRESPECT!!!

I think I have some ideas that would clean this pic up a bit and provide more of what you were looking for.
1) reduce the lighting above the pool. Consider taking the shot in the evening if this was outdoors.
(Increase the light beneath the surface, either with flash or via other means.)
2) get the girls COMPLETELY below the surface. This will let all of them be reflected.
3) get them to stop breathing/splashing long enough to clear the bubbles from the frame.
4) with them below the surface, not playing and breathing, the surface of the pool should become like glass, giving a great reflection.

It should improve the shot for what you were attempting, a mirror squared type thing.

This is still a great shot. But to me, it conveys more of the twins joy in play, than the reflection squared theme.

Again, no disrespect intended. Hope this can help you in the future in some small way.
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:icondarlingangels3:
thank you for your feedback.i do not take your comments as offensive or disrespectful. after all the only we can improve is to take advise. this was taken at the beginning of my underwater experimental photography. i do understand all your points and the way they can improve the shot. unfortunately i have to use a public pool which causes light issues. i have since been given an underwater camera which now has quality lense and flash etc. considering this was taken on a cheap horrible $30 camera i was amazed it was as good as it is. also this was to convey the twins joy in play and in each other considering they are my children but i was experimenting with angles etc.

hopefully this summer we can practise and improve some more. again. thanks.
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:icondaeda1uss:
PS, it has given me an idea for a shot. Always a great thing. Now to find the perfect model!

:)
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