Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01

in photography •  6 months ago

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01

Alright, this is a tough one (for me). I am supposed to talk about the picture yet I am trying to get you to guess what it is. So, one thing I noticed from trying to take this picture is that I just couldn’t (neither could with my camera.) The human eye has an amazing dynamic range while our cameras don’t (yet). We really don’t appreciate how amazing the human body is because we are so used to it.

Anyway, I caught a glance of this and I thought it looked pretty awesome and went ahead and tried many different shots and angles but never managed to get the picture I wanted. I’m sorry… really everything I am coming up with would reveal too much so I am going to keep it short for now. I’ll give you guys some time to comment below your thoughts and then when it is too obvious I’ll update the post and include more details and the rest of the pictures.

Now, to make this slightly more interesting and to celebrate our 200+ followers, the first person that posts exactly what and where this is (like include a link of a picture of the place) will earn an upvote from me on the comments section. For double bonus, you can make a post about how you figured it out (please be kind) linking & re-steeming this one to earn another upvote from me. I’ll give you guys at least 24 hours to figure it out before I spill the soup; I know you can pull it off! I generally have my voting power around 90% and I know my vote isn’t worth much… but it’s something, right? plus we only do it for the fun in it, right? lol. So pull out your detective hat and dust off your magnifying glass!

As always, your comments and feedback are warmly welcomed!

Update 1
Ok... I have a confession to make... I did not think this through. I am looking on the internet for a picture of this place... yet all I can find are pictures that don't show this view. So... if I am having a hard time (and I know this place), then you are going to have an even harder time guessing with certainty where this picture was taken at. In that case, I've decided to give another 24 hours for people to guess this place (surprised no one has) and guess what we are looking at in the picture. If no one guesses the place correctly then I will award the upvote to whoever guesses what this is first. Problem being, some answers are more thorough than others. Could split the vote as well, but not sure what's the best way to approach this issue. Hoping you guys can share some insights / ideas. Good luck!

Update 2
Well, I was busy all day and it seems you guys were too. I'll wrap this up tomorrow, but I'll close the entires / submissions now. Because of that, I'll drop some more pictures that might help you figure this place out. Seeing no one has guessed it thus far... I guess I'll still accept submissions for guesses of what place this is until tomorrow when I reveal it all! You probably have 12 more hours before I come back here and give away the answer!

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01Upside down?

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01 Should had started with this one

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01 More light, you can almost tell...

Update 3 (Winners announcement!)

Well, seems no one figured the place so will be giving away the price to those who guessed the object correctly. 5 people guessed close enough to be considered winners, so I am going to split my vote in the following way: Each person will be graded in two ways, first they will receive points based on the order of their responses and secondly they will receive points based on how good their answer was. Basically, the best answer gets 5 points and the first answer gets 5 points. Seeing there are (5+4+3+2+1)*2 = 30 points total, each point is worth 3.33... so I'll give you guys 4% vote for each point you get. Actually, let's double that to 8% per point to make this more exciting and rewarding! (so you don't feel short changed either ;) Also, 3 of you basically point blank guessed lamp / decorative lighting at some point, so the 4, 3 and 2 points will be awarded all as 3 points as a tie. I will then assign a percentage of the vote value based on each person's points and award that to each. Here is my excel to help me out with this:

name Answer grade Time grade Total points Vote power
chadee 3 5 8 64%
talking-crypto 1 4 5 40%
spartans3 5 3 8 64%
dinaudic 3 2 5 40%
devyanka 3 1 4 32%
240%

As you can see, the equivalent of 2.4 votes will be spread out in that order to the 5 winning participants. Thanks for participating and stopping by! Hope you enjoyed it!

Oh I forgot... This picture was taken at the Panama City Sheraton and it is of the Lounge area.

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01 A picture of one of the lounge's area

Mystery photo – Guess what I am seeing - 01 Still trying to get a shot where you can appreciate the glass balls and the lounge at the same time

I really liked the lamps they have here, but because of the high level of brightness compared to the rest of the lounge you really struggle to get a picture that looks as good as what you appreciate with your naked ye. Imagine seeing the entire restaurant well light while also enjoying the glass marbles with air bubbles look almost the same as in the "dark pictures"! In one of my next series of pictures you'll get to enjoy seeing some of their Hors d'oeuvre and desserts.

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I think that's a series of lamp and glass balls under them. If my thoughts were true, I saw the three sticks around the glass ball.

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Ding! Ding! Ding! A series of laps and glass balls under them is the best answer! You've won a 64% upvote! Thanks for participating and hope to see you around too! Great guess!

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Thank you! I will be around here.

Indeed it is a tough one to figure out the answer so I'm just giving a try, my answer is a Lamp

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Ding Ding Ding! You've won 64% upvote! Thanks for participating and hope to see you around!

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Thank you @jcbit It was a though guessing game and I was really shocked winning tho

It looks like a light, with a bauble of some kind underneath. Actually, the round form makes me think of those plastic fluorescent balls you get, they have those bubbles inside, and when you bounce them, they are small, fits in your hand, they bounce very high!!! Otherwise I would say, bubbles in an aquarium.

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Ding! Ding! Ding? I guess somewhere in all that bubbles you mentioned light and ball so you've won a 40% upvote! Thanks for participating and hope to see you around!

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Thank YOU!!! Wow, this is a surprise, I am still wondering about that photo though? What was it?

It looks like a lamp that I want in my meditation room (when I can have a room like that someday xD). It's a very nice picture btw. Thanks for sharing.

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Ding! Dong! Ding! It is actually a series of lamps but yup, they look pretty cool. They are a bit bright for a meditation room, I think... Anyway, you've earned a 40% upvote! Congratulations!

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Thank youuu :) I never thought it was a lounge area.

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Thank youuu :)

I think it's some kind of decorative lighting.

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That's correct! You've won a 32% upvote. Thanks for participating!

To me this looks like a bubble containing either further smaller bubbles or something that bears a resemblance to mercury maybe. That latter perception might be influenced by the kind of lighting present in said picture though.

There's also something that looks like a claw holding the bigger bubble up which means maybe it's not a bubble at all but rather a ball of some sort, something more stable than a mere bubble. Going by this, the object could be a ball made of some kind of resin and the smaller bubbles inside it could be mere bubbles of trapped air.

In the background is what seems to be either another object like the one in the foreground or maybe it's just a reflection of that one.

I have no idea what this could be! Waiting for the big reveal I guess..

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You lost me in all the bubbles, lol. Definitively lots of bubbles ^^

It looks like a large, clear glass marble to me. One of the ones with the weird bubbles inside.

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weird bubbles? what's weird about a bubble? lol. Anyway, the answer I was looking was series of lamps and hopefully someone figuring out it was a restaurant, etc. I'll give you a runner up upvote as the lamp is made of (a not large) clear glass marble with bubbles inside (not weird, totally not weird).

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They’re weird to me! Lol
They really do look like marbles on display. It didn’t register that they could actually be lamps. That’s really cool!

indeed you have quality photography skills in you.....you should participate in contest here on steeemit an di m sure you will be the winner

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I am going to have to look around to find these contests. I am new here so didn't know about that. Thanks for letting me know!

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Always welcome bro

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if you have one in mind do share, thx!

Its look like the bubbles.

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People like the bubbles. Thanks for making a guess and participating. Hope to see you around!

This is a tough one... I'm figuring it's a water droplet but like I said, it's a hard one! Looking forward to finding out what it is!

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water droplets look pretty cool, I'll see if I can get a shot of one someday soon. Unfortunately that's not the right answer but thanks for participating! hope to see you around!

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I'm sure we will! Can't wait for the next one :)

I think This picture means the egg of
Pregnancy,,The sperm is surrounding inside the egg,,
Uncommon negative thinking,,LOL!!!!

It is the light effect of ping pong ball which is so awesome,,Thanks for sharing,,
@upvoted

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Did not see this one coming. You do have a creative mind of sorts. Thanks for participating!

Magic ball, it glows

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Nice! A for Effort! lol.

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Thank you

It looks like a piece of art glass.
NOT a UFO!

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UFO UFO UFO! lol, did not see that one coming. Thanks for participating!

That is an art. Very nice..

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Thanks... although I guess one could think of this as art that's a very large and vague description. Thanks for participating though!

is a rounded piece of glass

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It is indeed, with bubbles and a light and siblings! Thanks for participating!

Thanks for sharing this with the community. It always nice to read something that is done with passion.

let me learn from you regarding steemit. i notice you just joined in steemit just like me and now you suda lot get upvote. may i learn how your secret can succeed in steemit ??
please help me to learn steemit more deeply @jcbit

tipuvote! :)

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Not sure what that means but thank you!

pufff que fotografías tan geniales, sencillamente me encantaron.!

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Muchísimas gracias! Espero poder seguir tomando buenas fotos para mis seguidores ^^

You have your own website ???. I don't have any idea about this i first time see it

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Yup. You can click on the pictures and it will take you to my website or just follow this link: https://jcbit.xyz So far I have the same content just slightly differently formatted.

Definitivamente es un ojo. Se aprecia que es algo orgánico por la forma irregular en los bordes.
Es un globo blando y algo lo está agarrando, pero seguro el globo es algo orgánico.
No se cómo explicarlo, es solo mi observación de la imagen. No tengo las palabras técnicas, sólo mi vista.

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Interesante forma de ver las cosas. Gracias por participar y espero tenerte por aquí para los próximos retos! Saludos!