Laughing with or at?

Laughing with or at?

Regular readers will know that taking photos of people is not one of my strengths. Needless to say, I’m not comfortable with the concept of the selfie.

However, these mirrors at the V and A offered an opportunity for a bit of fun.

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If you position yourself carefully, you can get a triple reflection. That’s what I was trying to do here. I’m not sure that my family appreciated how tricky this was!

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The reflecting pool

The reflecting pool

Did I find it? Or, was I looking for it?

After the recent batch of photos from Loch Faskally, I was intrigued by the reflection of this tree at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I love the tranquillity of this spot and the reflection of the red bricks. The tree was a wee bonus.

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No fancy processing with this one.

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Straying from the path #2

Straying from the path #2

Having made an effort to get yesterday’s shot, I thought I should do something with it in post-processing.

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This is a moderate variation of popping a colour through. After converting to B&W, I used a layer mask to pull through the autumnal colours within the ‘frame’ of the bridge and its reflection.

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Straying from the path #1

Straying from the path #1

The natural route of our walk around Loch Faskally would have taken us over the footbridge. But, I had a hunch that this shot was available, if I deviated from the path. Deviation has never been a problem for me, so I scrambled down a wee bank to the shore of the loch to see what was on offer.

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I’m very glad that I didn’t just stroll across the bridge. Sometimes you need to use your feet to get the photo.

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Dead tree #2

Dead tree #2

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One of the reasons for taking this shot was that I thought it might work in black and white, given the blackness of the dead tree

I’ve added an orange filter to the black and white conversion to give a degree of warmth. I certainly prefer this version to yesterday’s coloured version.

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