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2021-04-18

Think about the reflection in a person’s eyes

I found this image on Facebook but I couldn’t find its source.

The photo is interesting for several reasons.

Notice the reflections in Helen Mirren’s eyes
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At first I thought that the photographer had somehow found a scene to reflect in her eyes. Then I noticed that the reflections are themselves reflected horizontally, with the pointed ends of the oblong reflections pointing towards each other. The reflections should have the same orientation, but they do not.

The photo is also interesting because of who it is and the unusually bleak way she is shown.

At first I thought, No makeup”, but that’s not strictly true upon reflection.

If I have time, I should try to give someone eyes like these.


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