Split Screen

_DSC2048-Fresco-cropI’ve been looking through the Archive while the rain pours down. I remember this image  – shot in March 2012 in the Chelsea area of West London. It’s one of those images that you look at and think: how was that shot/created/Photoshopped? The answer is that it is a totally straight image that was a reflection in the glass frontage of a shop – hence some of the text is the right way round and some reversed, but there must have been something a little odd in the frontage to generate that slightly  bizarre overlay affecting the car. And as always a slight distortion of the reflection adds a little extra interest.

When in London, I frequently stare into shop windows at the content or the reflections. I get odd looks from fellow shoppers, but that’s the price one pays for finding something a little different from the average.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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13 Responses to Split Screen

  1. hmunro says:

    Any odd looks you may have gotten were certainly worth it (in my humble opinion, at least) for this marvelously intriguing and arresting shot! Nicely seen — and well captured.

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, don’t worry about the odd looks! Just get the shot!

  3. Chillbrook says:

    This is such an interesting picture Andy. As ever, your eye for an image in the most unlikely of places has produced a real gem.

  4. I like the combinations of the mirrored life and just what is in front of the camera. It does create a strange expression, almost as a puzzle for the brain.

  5. shoreacres says:

    It reminds me of the funhouse mirrors at the carnivals. We loved to look at ourselves stretched, compressed, and contorted, and never could figure out why one person looked like “this” and another looked like “that” — in the same mirror!

  6. sixpixx says:

    And it gives the women lovely long legs 🙂

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