Reflecting on Windows

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I normally try to avoid reflections in shots such as this, but on this occasion I thought the wisp of distorted clouds seems to give a slightly ethereal feel.

Old and New

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Like many larger cities, downtown Fort Worth has its fair share of glass clad buildings, and as a consequence I took many reflection photos. This one, which is a reflection of an older building, is my favourite. More of my abstract reflections can be found here

Play it again Sam

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The beauty of abstract work is that the viewer can see what they like. Someone commented that this image looked like a piano keyboard. I never saw this until they commented, now I can’t get it out of my head!

Wheel of Fortune

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Ferris wheels as tourist attractions are becoming a common site in many cities around the world . This is a reflection of the one in downtown Atlanta, the distortions in the reflective glass making it look quite surrreal. Fortunately I caught the light at the right time!

Geometric….or not?

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I am fascinated by how slightest irregularities gives wonderful juxtaposition to the otherwise clean lines found in modern architecture. Even the flatest looking window pane is likely to have some warping, which is excellent for creating abstract photography out of geomentric structures.

Turning things on their head

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The building in this upturned reflection is part of a derelict canal-side factory, abandoned and overgrown. However, with a touch of blur from a long hand-held exposure, to me it takes on a beautiful mysterious quality, almost impressionist in nature.

7293 miles from Horsforth

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On 4th-5th July in Horsforth near Leeds, UK, I have a small exhibition of my prints at the Horsforth Centre as part of their ‘Walk of Art’. Sad as I am, I decided to find out which of the photos was taken the furthest from there, and it turned out to be this one taken in Santiago, Chile, 7293 miles away.

…..and the sky is grey….

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Sometimes, and only sometimes, an overcast grey sky is better than clear and blue. Had it been the latter on the day I took this photo, then the reflection on the open window may have been too blue and not provided the contrast I needed between the surrounding blue which was a result of the reflective colour used in the glass.

Abstritecture

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Walk around any large city these days and you are likely to find buildings faced predominantly with reflective glass. I find these buildings an excellent canvas for abstract photography, and over the last couple of years have built up a series of what I call abstritecture.