Jaguar show reflected by Celeste Mookherjee

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I captured this at a Jaguar show held on the meadow at my local botanical garden. A red classic (Jaguar XK 140, mid-1950s vintage) caught my eye, and the chrome back of the mirror gave a reflected view of the show. It was challenging to capture this view and not include myself. :) (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld)

Want a look at more of the car? Look here.

Top 10 in “A part of a vehicle” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (April 2014)

Top 10 in “Shiny Metallic Shapes & Patterns” challenge in Shapes and Patterns group (June 2013)

Top 10 in “Planes, Trains and Cars” challenge in I Shoot Raw group (September 2012)

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    That is so cool Celeste! Love the red, great focus and clarity and awesome reflection!

  • Thanks, Joanne. It was the red that attracted me initially, and then I was so thrilled to see the reflection in the back of the mirror!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Superb shot!

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    You did a great job of not including “you” in the shot. Love the shiny reflections and the fire engine red is so clear and vibrant! Love it!

  • Thanks, Christine. It was a gorgeous old auto, lovingly maintained, and I can’t resist red and reflections.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago

    fabulous capture

  • Thank you, Angel, I really appreciate your wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Mark Baldwyn
    Mark Baldwynabout 2 years ago

    This really is a stunning magazine quality shot! The darkness behind the mirror focussed my attention on the mirror scene itself, which in turn is stood on a base of reflective red. I’m merely a camera and photo enthusiast but I want you to know how really good I think this shot is!

  • Thank you very much, Mark, for your very thoughtful comment! I was quite happy to discover the reflection, and from there it was a matter of trying different angles to achieve the best image I could manage. I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago


    many many congrats on been in the top ten of the challenge

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Great lines and reflections Celeste !!!

  • Thanks as always, Thomas, for your great comments and faves! This is something of an oldie in my RB portfolio, but it’s one I still like a lot (I have a thing for unusual reflections).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago

    Well done..

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily6 months ago

    nice shot. very well done ;)

    A part of vehicle challenge

    Topic is here

  • Thank you, Manon!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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