2006 AAPT/Lexmark High School Photo Contest
- Natural Category
Title: Magic Mirror
Student: Kellsey Triebes
School: Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, IL
Teacher: Bruce Medic
This picture was taken at Millennium Park from the inside of the famous “bean” sculpture. The various surfaces of the shiny metal act as multiple mirrors, creating many distorted images. The reflection from the circular plane mirror at the top of the photo provides a virtual image that is viewed as being life size. Below the plane mirror image, a reflection from surrounding concave mirrors is seen from each side. These images are real and upside down. Looking further down the bean, convex mirrors reflect light rays to generate virtual, right-side-up images.