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Buses, bridges

By mrswoolybill
Another from a walk along the Gateshead Quayside. I liked the gritty black storm cloud.
This one set me a mystery, because however many times I flipped it the birds in the water always appeared unchanged. It's the fact that they are sitting in still water so that the reflection is mirror-like. An optical illusion makes the upper part appear more important, whichever way up it is viewed.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Reflection Transport Reflections Specialist and abstract Tyneside Landscape and travel



2 Jan 2020 7:56AM
...1/000000sec before the asteroid hits?
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2020 8:00AM
Got my eyes working, Moira - impressive set.Smile

leo_nid 6 12
2 Jan 2020 8:39AM
love the interlacing strips of rippled and still water
and the bird illusion works seamlessly
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
2 Jan 2020 8:49AM
very well seen and captured
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
2 Jan 2020 8:50AM
Wonderful Moira, on close inspection we also appear to have a Red lorry and a Yellow lorry Smile

saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
2 Jan 2020 8:54AM
I cannot decide whether the buses are headed towards or away from the impending doom. I also observe that the alternative route, the one seemingly not leading directly into oblivion, is ominously empty...
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2020 8:54AM
Still trying to focus 😁😁😁
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
2 Jan 2020 9:28AM
Excellent shot
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
2 Jan 2020 10:36AM
Wonderful abstract...
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
2 Jan 2020 11:21AM
Nice abstract Moira!

Arne Smile
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
2 Jan 2020 11:32AM
Wonderful Moira
SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
2 Jan 2020 11:34AM
A rather superb composition. Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
2 Jan 2020 12:05PM

Quote:..the birds in the water always appeared unchanged..
You do realise you've got us all standing on our heads to verify this?!! 😁 Great shot, Moira 👍
A Very Happy New Year to you 👍
Trev 😀
2 Jan 2020 12:20PM
Another wonderful reflection shot. These would make a great series.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
2 Jan 2020 2:55PM
A well sen reflections image--the color is delightful
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2020 4:52PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks Chris for the UA.
I have another shot with broadly similar composition, I think the title will have to be Incoming asteroid...
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2020 9:22PM
And thanks Somnath - a very good way to end the day.
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2020 9:35PM
Unusual but very effective.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2020 9:37PM
Thanks Sue!

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