The empty florist's and the bus queue

By mrswoolybill
All the time the shop was occupied, I never noticed the mirrors on the back wall.
Incidentally this was taken a few weeks ago, the shop is occupied again now, a beautician has moved in. Our high street only has one empty business. Perhaps a town's strong community spirit can also pay material dividends.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Street Reflections Black and white Specialist and abstract

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NDODS Plus
8 5.1k 127 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:38AM
A wonderful abstract like image so very well observed and photographed, the monochrome processing and square format work particularly well adding to the quality of the final outcome.

Great work Moira.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:39AM
Thank you Nathan! You're a fast worker...
7 Dec 2018 7:39AM
This jumped right out the screen at me. Layers of reality, a mosaic of life.
Cheers
Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:40AM
And thanks Alan! Things have moved fast and I'm not yet fully awake... Wink
7 Dec 2018 7:45AM
We like that you didn't fill the frame. Nice touch.
7 Dec 2018 7:46AM
your town abounds in split personalities - a sign of the times, i'm afraid
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:46AM

Quote:We like that you didn't fill the frame.

Ah but the original shop fitters didn't fill the frame, the blank squares were part of the set-up, and the wall was black...
Thanks Alan / Alfred, I'm amazed at how this one has taken off.
7 Dec 2018 7:49AM
We meant your frame.Wink
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
7 Dec 2018 7:59AM
brilliant

love it WinkWinkWink
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 8:00AM
Thanks Ollie!
7 Dec 2018 8:04AM
Very well constructed image, Moira. All the right aspects in all the right places.

JohnSmile
viscostatic 12 41 5 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 8:57AM
Well seen and photographed Moira. So glad to hear your high street is doing well.

Phil.
7 Dec 2018 8:58AM
very good shot...i wonder how you have excluded yourself, nicely done...
franken Plus
16 4.8k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 9:30AM
Fascinating, Moira.Smile
kaybee Plus
14 6.1k 26 Scotland
7 Dec 2018 9:49AM
Superb
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 10:12AM
Thanks again folks, and thanks to Ken and John for their UAs.

Quote:i wonder how you have excluded yourself, nicely done...

I think it's down to the mirrors being not quite flat on the wall - that shows up in the distortions between them. I took several shots but no selfie appears in any of them.
(This is actually cropped down from a larger file, I didn't have a longer lens with me at the time. So that may also account for the exclusion. I went back a couple of days later with 200mm but by then the window had been whitewashed over).
7 Dec 2018 10:23AM
Excellent!

Ian
Intriguing image Moira , I love it Smile Smile Marie
Observing a simple thing like mirror tiles has produced such a good image. The way you have presented it makes it so a striking. Excellent.
Barry
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 10:35AM
Thanks. And thanks Marie for the UA. This is quite a morning!
A reflection of a healthy community spirit, keeping the heart of a small town alive with shops is so important.

Dougie
Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 11:04AM
Very surreal, Have a gong.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 11:06AM
Thanks Peter!
TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
7 Dec 2018 12:27PM
A super abstract, Moira, love how the reflections area all broken up - love it! 👍😀
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
7 Dec 2018 2:11PM
Dali would have liked this....reminds me a little of "Apparition of the Face of Aphrodite". Very surrealist in style.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.7k 34 Norway
7 Dec 2018 3:09PM
I want to start moving those mirror tiles around to make the whole picture make sense - like one of those small frames with numbered tiles and one empty space we had as children...

Malc
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 3:45PM
Mt thanks to Trev and Malc for their UAs, and to everyone who has called in here!
mistere Plus
5 4 3 England
7 Dec 2018 5:32PM
Wonderful Moira.

Dave.
JuBarney Plus
7 29 3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 6:03PM
Love the different shots in different squares; terrific find.
Ju
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 6:17PM
Thanks Dave! I'm quite gobsmacked at how well this one has fared.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 6:38PM
And thanks Somnath!
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 9:02PM
The skills of your photography really showing here Moira...
Brava!! Isabel GrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 9:31PM
Thanks, and thanks to Joline for the UA!
Nice work
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2018 8:09AM
Thank you Michal! An unexpected bonus.

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