Are these reflections real or Photoshopped?

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Questions thread
richardplondon Forum Pro • Posts: 10,631
Re: Artificial

For example, the orange shape and the suitcase in the reflection, the window corner at the top of the scene has more area in the reflection, the tops of the buildings are more visible in the reflection. Of course, this can all be faked, if you know what you are doing, and go to the trouble.

I agree that the humans in the picture don't look quite right in the reflection.

I do agree that effort has been put in, to move some of the image areas around in the reflection, and that does help - it is better done, than this effect often is.

But (say) in particular, that semicircular arch is a straight flip and that is unfortunately so obvious and dominant, as to fatally undermine the illusion.

Of course it's all too easy to pick holes in the success of somebody else's attempt. But IMO this class of photo based trickery has sort-of invited that in the first place.

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