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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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DreamerbyMoonlight Featured By Owner 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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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
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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DreamerbyMoonlight Featured By Owner 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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IndulgeArt Featured By Owner 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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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
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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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
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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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
PS, it has given me an idea for a shot. Always a great thing. Now to find the perfect model!

:)
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
How lovely, it makes me happy looking at it ^^.
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
my goodness that is so sweet of you to say. :heart: thank you. i too become happy when i look at it. i'm glad it makes people feel like that.
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
You're welcome ^^. I have a twinsister myself, so maybe the photo is more special when you've known moments like that yourself, but still it is a wonderful shot!
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
are you an identical twin or is that your twin in your gallery?
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I must honestly say that I am not quite sure whether we are identical or not... According to the doctors who were there when we were born we're not, but we do look alike enough to be identical. I sometimes wonder if we are Mirror Twins ([link]), because we have many 'mirrored features'. I still would like to find out someday =P.
I don't have a pic of my twinsis in my gallery, the people in my ID are me and a friend ^^.
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
the whole twin thing is incredibly fascinating. my girls were tested at birth using placenta and blood and were said to be identical. they are also mirror image in most respects - hair part slightly to left/right, teeth came in in mirror patterns. i find it extremely hard thinking they are identical because to me, and their sister especially they are nothing alike. but to others they are apparently hard to tell apart. we joke that we don't know which twin other people see do they see both of them as casey or both of them as jordy. at least for a few years people will be able to tell them apart because one will have braces on only her bottom teeth and the other on top and bottom. must annoyingly are comments made by people or the staring. i think of my girls as a double delight not double trouble. :heart:

to stop your worrying testing your 'twinness' is relatively cheap and easy these days. good luck and best wishes. :D
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SingingRiver Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Yes, it is fascinating ^ ^. I also feel me and my sister are very different, but some people (especially teachers) could never keep us apart and we both wondered how that was possible after having those teachers for several years =P. Now we are both in different schools, so that doesn't happen anymore, but I always found it a bit annoying. Some people think we're just sisters though, not twins. It's strange. It does sound like your girls are mirrored, funny one will have braces on her top teeth and the other on both =D. It sounds like you enjoy having twins ^^.
Yes, I know it's not difficult to test 'twinness'. You made me wonder again, so we're going to have our blood tested soon ^^. Thanks!
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
i am so glad to hear you being a twin. i think you're right, every now and again you need to think about it a little and remember it is a gift not a curse!
good luck and let me know the results - with a picture of the two of you?
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sweepingdrama Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really superb capture, and your twin daughters look gorgeous :D
I really love the idea of this capture, and the title :lol:
I also think the out of focus nature of this photograph adds to the charm; and it's not too bothersome!
:love:
All in all, I really love this!
:hug:
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Rabban12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Photographer
Too bad, nothing is in focus, and nothing is clear.
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
like i said - you don't get crystal clear images when you work with cheap equipment but at least i'm trying and learning. i appreciate your comments but sometimes its more about the concept and you can forgive a little blur - no one is perfect! drop by again when i have good underwater equipment and see what i can manage then.

can you suggest anyway of making it crispier with an editing program?
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Rabban12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Photographer
sharpening in Photoshop or fireworks, but it will not do so much. You really have to get it in focus on the camera.
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Daniel299 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
This would be miles better if something was actually in focus.
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
thanks for the comment. i agree in part but i guess that's what you get when you only have a cheap (<$30) camera to use that has no adjustable settings or focus. since i don't photoshop or alter my photos you get what you get. just imagine what i can do with a decent underwater camera and more professional equipment!

maybe you could think of it as a foggy or smudged mirror.
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jigga-jayb Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
this one is a sure winner
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
thanks, my fingers are crossed! i sure do hope it is a winner.
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Zulinian Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is an awesome capture. When I first saw it I thought it was a mirror in the pool. Very neat shot. :D
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
thank you. i'm quite proud of this one. i loved the reflection and used a really cheap camera. no photoshop either. thanks for the comment it really helps.
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taztazhi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student
This is such a great shot.
I had always wished for a twin. They are very lucky girls.
^^
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
thank you for your compliment. somedays i don't think they are lucky. be careful what you wish for. i always wanted a twin and now i have them. its very special and indeed a priviledge to be blessed with twins. thanks for visiting my gallery, please visit again soon.
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taztazhi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student
Aww, you're welcome. ^^
I understand what you're saying with that- I've heard many instances of twins hating each other. I actually met a pair like that. Hmmm. It would still be awesome to see another me running around with a completely different persona. I suppose I have that with my lil sis though. =3
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
enjoy having a sister. that's a privledge too. keep smiling.
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taztazhi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student
*grins* Thanks, you too.
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Samtheengineer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
I was just thinking, what am amazingly smooth mirror, or a very skillful bit of photoshop, then read the description, great shot :)
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darlingangels3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
thank you so much for you compliment. what you see is what i saw. i don't have photoshop or any editting programs, so none of my photos of edited in any way except to slightly balance the colour. the camera used for this shot is about $30. thank you again.
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