Saturday, March 12, 2011

Seeing the World Upside Down


Two Cyclists (image flipped upside down)
It's perhaps not a concept we haven't been presented with before, but somehow it's still often interesting to look at a natural scene in a bit of an unnatural way by imagining the image in the reflection as "reality" and the reflection as some kind of resulting effect....

I've always liked this photograph by William Self. The nice thing about a shot like this is that you don't need a lot of expensive equipment except for an interesting subject and...a bit of water.... I realize this might sound a little over-simplified and perhaps it is on many levels, but without getting into that discussion I decided to take advantage of the natural climate on a recent trip.

It rains almost as much in Vancouver, Canada (not the one in the U.S.) as people say it does, which presents an opportunity to try out some of these reflected images in the puddles left over everywhere. While I was there I even caught a few sunny days and found some time to take a walk around the city with the camera. The open water is constantly moving, so...it's quite impossible to use for any meaningful reflection, but the puddles everywhere are more interesting than I normally give them credit for. The more I looked, the more I saw....

Here are some of the highlights (all upside down, of course):



Upside down bridge¿? No...actually it's less thematically related except that it's still in Vancouver and is kinda cool....


1 comments:

ardean said...

Wow, I am amazed at how many refective images you were able to find! Love them.

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