The last time I was at mama's I became infatuated with the amount of glass in her home; mirrors, cabinets filled with crystal, brilliant chandeliers, table tops, hand blown lamps. Mr. Nikon and I took a tour of every room and I wore him out! However I'm sad to say that sitting on the cold marble floor in front of the grandfather clock and trying to get my reflection in the huge brass pendulum was not successful, yet~
I hope I can convey to you the scale of size in her formal living room. The tall mirror in the middle of the two pictures is probably 15 feet high at least, the pictures themselves (which are mostly cropped out) are about 8'x5'. The fireplace behind me, which is reflected in the mirror, must be 7 feet high, as I must reach up to touch the mantle, and I am not short. The picture of horses above the fireplace is a real Picasso, and you can see it's very large as well.
That evening when we looked at these photos on the computer, something very strange manifested. Here are two photographs of the same thing, with and without flash. I'm standing in the same place, and focused on the same area of wall. The only difference is the camera setting.
Do you see what I see in the photo on the right, the one with flash? It appears something is showing... that is not visible with the naked eye, and is not visible without the flash. It's from the back, well - presumably it's the back of the mirror... tape or strips of ... something... I just don't know!!! What could be showing from the other side of the mirror with the flash illuminating it?
Even so, I prefer the golden version, but the colors are much more realistic in the other. Perhaps view it in full strength, see if you can tell what I'm trying to explain, but... I have NO explanation ~ do you?
Cheerios from a mystified Steph in VERY stormy Portland this five minutes ;o)