Still at the Longview Car Show and still looking for some unusual angles I managed to find these reflective views.
First, the classic hubcap reflection. The hard part here – because of the convex shape of the hubcap – was keeping myself out of the picture. That’s me between nine and ten on the dial. I was all but lying on the pavement to take this, which says something about my determination because I’m not particularly svelte.
Next, there’s this big, rolling grape. Back in photography school (actually a book I read once) they spoke briefly about filters and tints and hues and saturation and things like that. Of course, what they didn’t tell us is that by finding a nice, coloured surface, you could effectively do the work of all of the above without screwing so much as a thingy on to a whotsit. The reflection in this purple roofscape is a case in point.
And then there are laser-straight panels like these – panels so smooth, so perfect, so flawless that they seem almost to reflect another dimension. Indeed, seeing the reflection in these door panels is to me almost like peering into another world – and look! They’re having a car show, too!
Finally, that’s me, larger than life. In such times and places there’s just no point trying to be coy or shy. Just take the picture and call it a self-portrait. It’s not bad for the audience to know you’re real.