This is not a new shot, but one of my favorite reflections. Taken on Idaho HW93 along the Salmon River. Held by hand, took three or four shots to make sure one of them came out. This is the best one. I especially like how the road reflected in the polished steel shows the mountains, the yellow center line, and merges so well with the real road.

The camera was an old Sony Cybershot, circa year 2000. It was only 1 or 2 MP, but took fantastic photos due to it's large CCD? (I looked it up once), and a Zeiss lens that had a really large aperture that let in lots of light. It had a very quick for the day refresh rate, and worked well in low light, as well as working well with the flash at fairly long distances.


It was also big enough to handle easily with gloves on without dropping it at 70mph onto the pavement. It eventually took one too many hard knocks and was retired. I still miss this one.

Exposure time: 1/470
F-stop: 6.8
ISO speed: 100
Focal length: 9.3000
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: CYBERSHOT
-Warren Egger

Hi, this is my shoot for this challenge, I took this picture in my bathroom, illuminated only whit a DIY led lamp that you can see here, and whit a 3 piece pivot mirror I make a triangle, shooting from top create a kaleidoscopic images.


Exposure: ¼ sec at f/3.5
Focal length: 5 mm
ISO 800
FinePix S2000HD
-Nestor Maldonado

taken with my Nikon D40, 18-55mm lens, ISO 400. edited with Photoshop CS4. -Pavairs Ketavanan

This was taken at the Cloud Gate (technically a mirror) in Chicago.
Camera is a Canon EOS XSi
55mm Prime Lens
ISO 100
F 1.8
Shutter 1/300
-Zach Cagle

Nikon D40
0.04 sec
200 ISO
-John Haraldson

Shot of an IKEA KRABB mirror in my bedroom. Technique mixes light doodles with reflection. The curves of the doodle go with the curved mirror.

Nikon D60
18-55mm kit lens at 50mm and f4.7
ISO 100
Exposure 6.7 sec
-Siddhaarth Rajkumar

I just got back from D.C. and thought this would be a nice submission, it's taken with my Canon Power Shot sx10is. I had to wait for quite a while to take this to try and not get anyone else in the picture seeing how it is a popular memorial.
-Michael Moscato

Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro
ISO 1250
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 60mm
-Andon Espeseth

For the photo I used a Canon EOS Rebel XS with its standard lens at an ISO 800. I lit 5 candles of varying height set next to a wooden chessboard and placed a sheet of aluminum for the reflection. I have other photos I shot for the occasion that are posted on facebook if you are willing to check them out for fun.
-Aron Muci

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm a high school senior and I've been into photography and cinematography for quite a while and use your sight quite a bit for tips. I took this shot in my room on the floor in front of a wall size mirror. I laid the camera on the floor to keep it stable. The light sources are these little bouncy balls with a couple different colored lights inside of them. The mirror in the background gives the shot depth and (i think) makes it look like the light is pouring out from the background into these weird balls. During the exposure I picked out the 2 balls on each side and lifted them up and down to get the blur effect.


Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Focal Length: 15mm
Exposure: 30.0 Seconds
Aperture: f/13
ISO Speed: 200
-Walter Gordon

Taken in London with my Canon PowerShot at the Gilbert and George Gallery. This is the Jack Freak series.
-Holly Barron

Apple Store on 5th Ave in NYC taken with a Canon Rebel XSi 18mm, ISO 100, f3.5, 1 second exposure using a gorillapod.
-Andrew Richardson

Full disclosure: I snapped this 7 years ago at MoMA. If nothing else just enjoy it.


It was an piece at MoMA that lends itself perfectly to this week's contest with the 2 way mirrored box filled with mirrored objects. So our view almost appears to be a CG creation with the lacking reflection of the viewer/camera. Cool piece. Made a cool shot. I don't think I was allowed to take this picture either. I only slightly adjusted it in iPhoto (color temp).

Camera: Canon PowerShot S410
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 7.4 mm
-Chris Pinkus Wesselman

Walking around the office looking for reflective surfaces, I came across our table we use for eating. Nothing really caught my eye until I found some marbles in my Boss's office. There are many reflections that caught my eye, including the reflection of the windows/chairs on the table inside the marble, and the reflection of the marble itself. Hope you enjoy.


Nikon D5000
55-200mm Lens
Focal Length: 155
No manipulations other than RAW adjustments and Cropping for contest.
-Michael Burgos

I used a Canon XSi with the stock lens (35-55mm) at full zoom and f/5.6 aperture. It took many shots to get the right angle, but I eventually got it. The picture is not edited at all (other than increased sharpness and contrast).
-Ryan Rogers

Two quick entries for the Reflection shoot, thought a twenty-sided die would be cool to reflect.

Taken with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90, macro focus, flash.

The first is a twenty-sided die jammed in between my bathroom mirror and the foldout medicine cabinet mirror. I thought the flash hit it in a cool way. Also, my mirror is apparently filthy.

The second may not fall within the rules, I'm not sure. It is a surface that was man made and intended to be polished to a mirror surface, so hey, why not? It's a twenty-sided die resting in the handle of a pewter dragon mug with the D&D Dungeon Master's Guide in the background and the Player's Handbook reflected from out of frame. Angled the dragon on the mug to block out the camera's reflection.
-Earl Nicholson

Story: This is the crazy super-macro reflection off of a mashed together pile of "Bucky Balls." They are each 5mm spherical magnets. To get this shot the front of my lens is roughly an inch from the magnets. The reflections contain the camera itself as well as the sunset pouring in through the window reflected back and forth thousands of times.


The wallpaper is a nearly complete resize of the original shot. The 800px image is cropped heavily to reduce complexity to the point where jpg compression left it looking at all decent at 100kb. (And to fit it in 100kb I still needed to drop to 80% quality.) No pixels were harmed in the production of this image and it is straight from the camera aside from resizing and cropping efforts.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM
Extension Tube: Kenko 36mm
Focal: 50mm*
ISO: 100
F-Stop: f/22
Exposure: 6.00 seconds (Not a typo.)
Flash: None
-David Stephens

My gif was getting dolled up and her intensity caught my eye.
The photo was shot with a Canon 5DMKII and Canon 35mm f/1.4L.
ISO 1600
1/250 sec
-Warren Chow

RayBan Reflection
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikor 50mm 1.4
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/800 seconds
F-stop: f/5.6
-Jonathan Brizendine

Taken with my Canon Powershot S90, ISO 80, 1/320, F4.0 in macro mode. Placed mirror on floor with water spray.
-Eugene Perry

Konica Minolta DiMage A200 (Non-SLR)
ISO 100
Shutter 1/15
Looked out the window and saw that we were going to have a nice sunset, so we raced in our 91 Sentra, cleaned the side mirror, and took this picture of the sunset over the ocean with blooming cherry blossoms in the foreground. Taken in the Kerisdale neighborhood of Vancouver BC. We are wanting to upgrade this camera to something newer and have taken an interest in the photo challenge. Thanks for looking at our submission!
-Cassidy and Jaclyn

Joe Bender takes a tumble off my toaster oven! Taken in my kitchen using a tripod and natural light.


Photo Info:
Camera: Canon Rebel XT 18-55mm lens
ISO 100, f/9 4.0sec exposure
No Flash

-Jim Gorski

I took this on a beautiful day on a stroll down Newbury Street on one of the first beautiful days of spring in Boston. The photo is of the Trinity Church reflected on the side of the John Hancock building. The sun was setting so I couldn't get the church and sky both exposed at the right levels so I overexposed the sky and added some color in Photoshop.


Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter: 1/40 sec.

-Jeremy Frisch

Taken in Chicago's Millennium Park with my Canon Rebel XS, f/10, shutter 1/200s, ISO 200.

Sony DSC-H50 - Focal length: 6.9mm, 1/800, f/5.6, ISO: 200
The ducks and sand were placed on a shiny silver piece of poster board and I curved up one of the sides towards them.
Taken on my kitchen table, facing the sun coming through a window. No Photoshop at all.

-Shahna Monge

Downtown Dallas reflective metal ceiling. Nikon D80 with a 18-70mm lens, 60th of a second exposure, lens wide open, ASA 1600, Natural light from windows of the lobby.
-Jason Wood

I took a picture of my dog "Dickens," reflected in a mirror ball. The mirror ball sits on a ledge above my pool in my backyard, and has a cool tungsten glow to it. I had to call him a bunch of times to get him to pay attention and get the right angle of approach.

f/8 - 1/50s - ISO 200 - 18-55@55mm - Canon Rebel XS
-Skylar Shafer

I used an old (broken, as you can see in the top area) side mirror from a car, which in retrospect was not a good idea as it gave everything a very blue tint and made it darker. After unsuccessfully trying to prop it up in the tree, I just held it and snapped this picture of a bee pollinating a Thundercloud Plum tree. I used Photoshop CS4 for a some colour corrections and applies a warming filter to try to counteract the blue of the mirror. I used a Nikon D200 with a Nikkor macro lens, ISO 100.
-Cedric Thiel

I propped up a small mirror in some rocks along the shore of a nearby river. Caught some local wildlife along with the manmade and natural scenery. I used a Nikon D200 at ISO 100.
-Björn Ingenhouz

Picture taken at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens of a bloom of orchids.

Camera: Canon XSi
Lens: Kit 18-55 IS
Exposure: 1/100
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
- Matt Woodruff

Airshow static display through polished nose of an RC-135V/W
Pentax K-x, kit lens
ISO 400
-Mellanie Fuller

These were taken all by a point and shoot. Its a GE G1 camera on the auto setting. The cat just did this by herself.
-Colin Symons

For this shot I hung a large plastic treble clef in the air between two AC vents and a ceiling fan, propping the Zune up at just the perfect angle on a tablecloth on the floor to reflect the desired object and nothing else. I then moved the camera toward the Zune until the treble clef reflection filled the screen.


Camera: Nikon D40x
Lens: the 18-55mm one that came with the body
F-stop: f/5
Exposure: 1/10 sec
ISO: 1600
Focal length: 38mm
-Mike Thomas

Basically a shot of a pair of sunglasses in front of a window with a translucent sticker on it. The sticker isn't visible on the window due to the direct light, but the pattern of it is visible on the reflection on the sunglasses.

Camera: Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 iS

Shutter: 1/60s
Apterture: f/5
ISO: 200

-Bart Tieman

Reflection of the sky, trees and clouds from the black headlight on a new Harley motorcycle.

Canon 7D
50 mm Lens
ISO 100
F 7.1
Shutter 1/30

-Adam Bojanowski

This was shot with a Kodak Z915 at f/4.0 @ 1/5 sec, at ISO 800. I shot this off the roof of my car at 6:30am.

This is a set of Shimano 8-Speed cogs pn a mirror, viewed through the splines that mount onto the freehub body. I have these sitting under glass, inside my coffee table, because, although they're worn out, I still admire their intricacy.

iso 400
-Phill Gullett

A car headlight in the sun - my hands are visible in distortion. Settings - Macro preset on Canon XSi.
Slight editing of image in Picasa - crop, saturation and sharpness.
-C Appleby

Reflective sculpture at Governor State University- in the common area. I walked up and shot it; no fuss no muss.
1/30 sec.
-LeAnn Ditter

The subject is Chicago landmark "Cloud Gate" aka "The Bean". Photos were taken on a nice clear morning with a 10-24 Nikon Lens on a Nikon D5000 body. There really is no technique to elaborate on: photos were taken on "Auto" setting, no cropping and no post processing.
-Tomasz Stypich

The shot was taken with my Canon 7D. The lens used was a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR. The exposure time was 1/50 sec, ISO speed was 3200 (it was pretty dark inside), F-stop @ 2.8, and the focal length was 39mm. Caught my puppy staring at himself, so I ran and got my camera and snapped the pic. Maybe he was staring at the broom, who knows.

iso 400
all natural light from the window.

Canon 7D
Canon 100mm IS USM f/2.8L
taken at f/5.6, aperture priority
1/40 sec.

Lego knight facing a Lego dark warrior.
Face reflected off sword reflected off magnifying mirror reflected off blue-green tinted CD-R.
Picture taken in white light, but the out of focus CD refracts many colors.
-David Lee

Just a slice of red pepper on my kitchen counter with a reflective knife that probably isn't for cutting peppers.
Canon Rebel XSi, 18-55 mm, f/5, 800 ISO.
-Stephen Galpin

Took this while walking down by the river on a beautiful Friday afternoon.

Camera: Canon s90
Exposure: 1/100sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 80
-Kyle Finnegan

One of my lazy friends has still not removed his Christmas decoration. Used the glass ornaments stuck to the wall as a reflective surface. Shot indoors at a low light, hence the high ISO.


Camera: Canon EOS 50D
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 1/25
Focal Length: 130.0mm (237mm - 35mm equivalent)

-Varun Mehta

Who hasn't washed a car and been impressed by how much better it looks
after you've washed all the dirt off. While drying it off I started
thinking about that technique hollywood uses of wetting down pavement
before filming so I grabbed my camera and wet down the driveway. My
son was playing in the garage so I snapped a photo of him reflected in
car door panel.


What amazes me the most about this shot is how the car just
disappears. The paint is dark blue and it was last waxed six months
ago before the start of winter. This is just how it came out of the

Camera Info:
Camera: Nikon D90
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/4.8
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

-Scott Randolph

Self portrait of an 11 year old photographer taken from the passenger side mirror of my Papa's car. This is my first contest entry, but I've helped my Papa in the past. I'm also pictured in his entry this week.


Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f 1:3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
Exposure: 1/50s, f 11, ISO 200
Focal Length: 25mm (50mm equivalent)
-DJ Davis-Clem

iphone 3Gs
hipstamatic app
lens jimmy
film blackeys supergrain
flash off
-Chris Stokes

Curry Chicken Dinner

Nikon D90, Nikon 35mm f/1.8
1/100, f/1.8 ISO 800
-Chuck Pepper Jr.

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: -1 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8


I took this walking down the street in NYC this past Thursday somewhere near the Chrysler Building (42nd & Lex). It was a beautiful, sunny day out so I dropped the exposure a few stops. Other than that, no special settings were used. That 50mm is pretty forgiving. :]

I have a few different angled shots of similar buildings but I feel like this one came out the best.

flickr post

-Ian Poley

Setup: A polished mirror covered in very fine mist and then polished ball bearings rolled across it.
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Lens: Macro (5.0mm)
Aperture: f3.4
ISO: 80
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Exposure: 0 EV
In Photoshop I applied adjustment to the Exposure, Brightness, Levels and Saturation.

-Dan Hamer

The subject is a shot glass, capture with a Canon 50D with a Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S lens.
The settings are :
- 55mm
- 1/60s
- f/10
- ISO 320

-Céline Ruffino

This is the picture of a disco ball.
It was taken with a Canon Rebel XTI at f2.8 and 1/30s and 100 ISO using the Canon Macro 60mm USM.
The flash was used to create light patterns on the ball.


Took the Picture in a Park. Shot this Image Hand held using my Nikon D90. I tried to avoid myself but could not due to the height of the ball. So i put myself in the centre and covered myself.

ISO 200, Aperture Priority - f/4.5, Exposure 1/100 sec. Flash did not fire.

-Hemanth Grandhi

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length: 50mm
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1250
Av (Aperture Value): 5.0
ISO 200


This is the outside wall of a Holiday Inn in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at sunset, with a little bit of contrast adjustment in photoshop. Pretty straightforward.
-Devin Radcliffe

Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Lens: 18-55mm
Focal length: 27
F number: 25
Exposure time: 1/5
Setting: Bedroom mirror, looking through the doorway into the kitchen.

-Yi-Ching Lin

Nikon D300
Nikon 28-70mm F/2.8 @ 52mm F/2.8
ISO 200 1/400sec shutter
The model is looking at her reflection in the Intercontinental Hotel
in Boston atop the Independence Warf building
We went all out with the Faith tattoos and stuff but you can't see any of it.

-Aaron Hwang

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 28-135mm IS USM
Focal Length: 95mm
Shutter: 1/8 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800

-Gregg M

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: 28-135
Iso: 100
F 5.6

Post processing done in CS3
-Branden Kerr

Apple Magic Mouse in front of a mirror.
Just used a flashlight and swiped it over a few times.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4

Shot at:
ISO 100


I was lazy; I took most of the crap off my desk and took a picture of my semigloss matte black table during a nice sunny spring day!
Nikon D60
18-55mm VR
ISO 800

-Peter Levine

Camera: NIKON D60
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f / 4.0
Focal Length: 60mm
ISO: 200
Lens: 28.0-75.0 mm f/ 2.8

Taken while frolicking on a bridge on the mighty Mississippi.

-Alexa Earlywine

Camera: NIKON D60
Exposure: 1/200 sec at f / 7.1
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 100
Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/ 3.5 - 5.6 (Kit Lens)


Taken on a small bridge across the Minnesota/Wisconsin border outside Winona, MN.

-Alex Corocoran

Equipment: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Settings: Exposure: .01 second, Aperture: f/2.5, Focal Length: 50 mm, ISO Speed: 800


I'm holding a mirror in one hand and the camera in the other. I then cropped the photo to hide the camera I had to manipulate the mirror so that the camera would catch the repeating reflection and chose to not focus on my largest reflection.
-Martha Zink

I shot with my Canon EOS Rebel Xti with a Canon EF 35mm 2.0 Lens, using an Aperture F7.1, ISO 200, Exposure Mode: Manual, Exposure Time 1/80, &
Center Weighted Metering. I edited the shots using Photoshop too.


I used 2 mirrors to reflect my dog when he was on the balcony entrance taking in the breeze.

-Joanne Cruz

Took this with my Droid while at a flea market. By the power of Greyskull?

-Brendan Babaian

Equipment - NIKON D40
ISO 400

The photo is taken from inside of our guest room at the Mirage in Las
Vegas this weekend. The room in the photograph isn't REALLY on fire -
it's actually the reflection from the volcano show that they have
every evening.

-David King Jr.

shot with a nikon D90, 35mm 1.8 prime lens at iso 200, with a 2sec shutter speed, but used my flash for lighting so the real shutter speed would be the flash duration

I put my chrome piggy bank in a Winn-Dixie shopping cart and wheeled it around to a good background and theres the result.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

-Aaron Lovell

This shot was taken by placing a large mirror on the floor and enticing my dog Pirate with some treats. I had to make sure that the background was my gray wall to simplify the image. It took some convincing but Pirate finally played nice. I used an external flash and pointed it towards my white ceiling to get a nice soft light. The mirror help illuminate her from the bottom as well.

Canon Rebel XSi
EF-S18-55mm lens
ISO 400

-Humbert Fleitas

Canon 7D, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro: 1600 ISO 1/50
Picture of the reflection from the internal mirrors through the viewfinder of a Pentex Spotmatic with the focus lens taken out. Took quite a few tools and brute force to get it apart to remove the lens. It really shows how indestructible these old cameras really were.

Picture of the camera damage attached as well, many pieces I already threw away.

-Beau Blochlinger

Photograph taken with an Olympus PEN EP-1 at ISO 1000 with a 17mm lens
at f2.8.
Subject was captured through the lens of a Canon XTi with a 50mm
prime, bouncing off the internal mirror, then through the eyepiece.
Got a laugh in that it's a non-SLR camera capturing the subject through a DSLR.

-Michael Koperwas

800 ISO

-Matt Helphingstine

This photo was taken at North Star in Tahoe with a iphone and then adjusted in photoshop, as well as converted to a HDR photo.

-John Woodside

Shot on a tripod with a Canon Rebel XS. Couldn't cleanly break a mirror at this small a scale (impact hole was too big for his fist...), so I cut up some mylar film instead...

-Eric Kornblum

Took the dog for a dewiggling session at the playground with a dead hard drive, the camera, and the tag along string pirate.


Elementary playground with dead Maxtor hard drive and a string pirate.
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 50mm 1.8 II lens
Fairbanks, Alaska

-Dayne Broderson

Mirror held up to reflect my face of my daughter standing right next to me. She also entered her first Gizmodo shooting challenge this week.


Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f 1:3.5-5.6 (kit lens)
Exposure: 1/60s, f 9, ISO 100, +0.3 exp. bias
Focal Length: 42mm (84mm equivalent)
Filter: Circular polarizer

-Mark Clem

Snapped this picture on 2nd of march. us folks in dubai got battered by a sudden heavy rain. result is traffic everywhere, broken down cars too.
few settings were tweaked in the camera, nothing much done to the photo.
SS: 1/400
canon 7D
canon 28-135 lens

-Hamed Ali

This is a small vintage revolving candy bar spinning. I used three led lights (red, blue and yellow) and a Maglite on top.
The reflection surface is my black granite kitchen counter. I used a tripod and a wireless remote control to avoid vibration.


Camera: Canon EOS 400D - Rebel XTi
Exposure: 2 sec
Aperture: f/4
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 200

-Eduardo Sanches

I call this one... "Monet Flowers in Dented Garbage Can" since that's what this is. Actually timed it nicely to get some direct sunlight in from my kitchen window. I used a shallow depth of field to enhance the out of focus blur.


Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash

Title: "One Infinite Loop"

Equipment: Pentax 200D (ISO 800), Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II, dresser mirror, ambient lighting


Subject: MacBook Air screen sharing with iMac screen sharing back to the MacBook Air (resulting in an infinite loop)

Photographer: Eric Taylor