Friday, June 18, 2010

Daily Practice 169/365

Title: "Displaced, truncated oval reflection"
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It was late afternoon, and I was talking to a friend all the while noticing some beautiful shadows on the brick walk. They looked interesting as a subject for today's image, but by the time our far-ranging and very interesting conversation was at an end, the shadows had moved on. And then I saw this wonderfully vivid reflection of a glass table top against the fence. As one door closes.....another opens as they say, although the key is to be receptive to the new opportunities. I love the quality of the reflected light and the interrupted oval shape, even though the table top is round. So while this is a "straight, unmanipulated" image that fulfills the creed of some photographers that an image should show the "truth", none the less, the reflection itself is a distortion of the subject viewed indirectly.

1 comment:

J. M. Golding said...

And what a wonderful distortion it is - it gives the impression of three alternate versions of reality.