2414 – Reflection Rag II

I like reflections for their mysterious distortions of reality. I guess I should do more of them, but it is hard not to forget it.

We are conditioned to make sense of reality by reducing it to its minimum constituents. We see the single moving tiger but not the immensity of the forest.

That’s great for survival, but it is an annoying habit for photographers. You can’t really “unlearn” it (and you shouldn’t, unless you are weary of your life). The only thing you can do is to anticipate it and consciously concentrate on the distractions.

The Song of the Day is “Reflection Rag” by Scott Joplin. Hear it on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “2414 – Reflection Rag II”

  1. I too like these sorts of images that show multi layers of life in the one scene. I recently captured a swag of them though I agree, they are easy to miss as we tend to shut out the layers when we look at reflections and concentrate only on the most prominent image. As you say, that is a remnant of our early need for survival. Which I might add, is still relevant today I am sure 🙂

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