Sep 13, 2008
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There are many things going on in these pictures. They are NOT mirror images because some of the individuals are in slightly different posistions in both pictures (even if on opposite sides). Notice the lady’s hands are different on the white bag in the bottom picture and also the lady with the blue hair ribbon on the top pic, her chin is raised on one side and level on the other. Also, the backgrounds are different in both. It’s very possbile they simply had these people switch sides and snapped separate pictures with most in as exact positions as possible.
The thing going on in this pictures is simple, they are not mirror reflection because the people alike are is a minimal diferent position. Is not the same subeat because the posters and the light is diferent and there is a person missing in both pictures (the lady reading the book) her -pair- is not in front of her. Cool experiment
That’s cool! I thought mirror at first too. But I didn’t time how long it took for me to catch the differences.
I kinda cheated, I already had seen the video on Improv Everywhere.
Taken from opposites ends of the train car after a stop .. also a couple of shots each time which show slight differences in position …
To achieve this effect in both pictures, 4 different pictures have been taken, at two different stops; 1 picture taken from each end of the train at each stop.
LEFT HALF of top picture was taken at the 1ST STOP by the guy in the black coat (that you can see in the bottom pic).
RIGHT HALF of top picture was taken by that same guy, but at the 2ND STOP *which explain why the reading lady doesn’t have her “reflection” as the others (she left the train before the pic was taken).
LEFT HALF of bottom picture was taken at the FIRST STOP by the girl standing with the white trench coat seen on top picture.
RIGHT HALF of bottom picture was taken, once again by that same girl, but at the 2ND STOP, where once again, the reading lady is missing.
I observed that the two pictures are not the same, also the pictures onthe opposite side have some significant differencec that can only be noticed with very close observation.
8 seconds of close look.
there is a mirror….one side is true and the other just a mirror side
Hahaha..There are same people who sitting beside them..It’s kinda nice trick..and some one placing a camera on the vertical side of that train so that we can see the image of the person in vertical side..so it’s a trick..lol….All are people who sitting beside them.. lol
Also the girl in first picture ..her head was straight but other side her head was down..haha..It’s trick..Nice man.. 😉
they’re sets of identical twins sat opposite each other as a mirror image, but their hair is different and their faces are slightyl different.
They are sets of identical twins….I saw this experiment done to see how the public would re-act. I’m sure they sconfused alot of subway riders!
there mirrors one mirror is concave which is shrinking the image and one is convex which is stretching it
First off I am a monocular visioned person (1 human eye) but what was different was obvious. In the top picture and bottom picture, the number 4 passenger was missing on one side of the image but present in the mirror image. This only took a couple seconds to see. What doesn’t surprise me is that people with two human eyes can’t see this but people with one eye can see it. That is why I am a better commercial vehicle driver and airplane pilot. People with one eye can see things with greater detail than people with two eyes. Go figure.
These people in participants in ImprovEverywhere in NYC.
The girl with the head band is in a different posistion and so is the pole which she is holding on the left but not the right. the mirror stuff is obvious . I think 20 seconds should of looked another minute I see shoes
pairs of duplicates face each other.
mirror reflects persons
BBQ sign opposite a map
Its improv everywhere from you tube, theyre great, they’re all twins, they freaked people out in the subway and stuff, it was hilarious!!!! if you havent seen them you should check them out!
ok…so this is really late, but the sock thing is bogus…the bigger girl on the end is wearing rainboots and the second girl has on two-tone (gray/black) shoes…
otherwise…ditto the twin thing everyone else mentioned
twins going to the twin convention on the subway?
either it’s a mirror image or they just have a train full of twins
their all twins. Its not a mirror image because the trains have different ads on each side.
in the photo there are identical twins sitting across from each other giving the illusion of a mirror effect
Both trains have people that are wearing the same clothes and look alike – you will see they are not posing exactly the same way. In both pictures there is a person who has no one the same across from him – the picture was taken from two different sides – it was in less than a minute i saw it.
they are all twins
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