It’s not even a bridge anymore.
Nope, still not a bridge.
2 bridges? 4 bridges?
I’m just trying to find the bridge… where’s that confounded bridge?
10 bonus crack squirrel points if you recognized that last line as a quote from a Led Zeppelin song!
Ironically, a straight-on side shot of a bridge is the most boring kind of photo to work with when doing mirror images. It just looks like a reflection.
However, if you flip it the other way, it still looks like a reflection, but not one that makes sense to your eyes. It is much more arty. Artsy? Artsie?
Moving side to side rather than up and down, you have the same problem. Yes, a very first-world problem, but still…
Anyway, this is why I looked for images of bridges that were taken from weird angles.
But it is a nice bridge.
The thing about… hey, thing, long time no see… these mirror image pictures is deciding where to cut it, copy it, and paste it back together.
And do you move the original half to the right, or the left?
There is also up and down to consider… an once you have a mirror image, do you then mirror that?
And if so, in what direction, and how many times?
You never know how they will turn out, and you can always do more. Art!
Why am I doing mirror images of famous bridges?
Because I can.
I am making fancier art out of art.
I think the real question is: why aren’t you doing this? Despite what Shakespeare might have to say on the subject of important questions… which reminds me, have you listened to my podcast episode where me and Jimmy the crack squirrel that lives inside my head interview William Shakespeare. You should… available for free at Pouring MY Art Out, almost anywhere quality podcasts are given away for free.
I have decided to not even mention the name of the bridges I use in these posts.
So now it is a geography test, a way to see how well you know the world.
Hey, I am just trying to entertain you during the pandemic. You could also try listening to the podcast.
I will try not to get too carried away with this series… but you know how I am…
Okay, see you soon.
I just love the mirror image effect you can do in Photoshop.
Unlimited options for messing with reality.
Who needs that reality crap these days?
But, just because it is one of my favorite bridges, here is the reality…