Impossible reflections -- photo-puzzle (raspberries again) -- Answer

Igor Roshchin str at
Sat Nov 10 20:03:39 EST 2007

Yep, Bob is correct.
I would have offered the photo-model as a prize, but it wouldn't
survive. :-)

This is how the shot is(was) intended:
Then I noticed the extra reflection and was puzzled at first, figuring
out where it came from. The I realized that the 2nd reflection was
from the 2nd (bottom) surface of the glass (it was our kitchen table
with a black glass top).  It was possible to see it because
the camera was sitting very low and almost horizontally.
To enhance the confusion I used "Fill Light" to brighten the darker

Thanks to everybody for looking and playing along!


On Nov 10, 2007, at 4:23 AM, Bob Sullivan wrote:

> One berryin very bright light,
> plus primary reflection off front surface,
> plus seconary reflection off bottom surface of 'glass'.
> Regards,  Bob S.
> On Nov 9, 2007 10:47 PM, Igor Roshchin <str at> wrote:
>> While sorting out photos of raspberries (see the other message I  
>> just sent)
>> for a few moments, I was really puzzled by one of the photos.
>> So, let me offer you this photo-puzzle.
>> Here is a photo:
>> I didn't do any pixel movement, cloning, adding or removing features.
>> I only changed brightness, saturation, sharpness, and cropped
>> it a bit (~5%).
>> To make it absolutely clear, I didn't even remove any dust spots.
>> How many berries are in the photo?
>> (Where is(are) the berry(ies) and where is the reflection?)

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