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Colorful Abstract Images
© Jean Gregory Evans
The idea started as one thing then changed all of a sudden. I took a two-sided mirror into the woods and placed it on the ground hoping that a bug would cross it. At first I used the ‘real’ side then I decided to try the magnifier side. That would be weirdly cool, I thought! And perhaps interesting to see a bug with such a magnified reflection. Wouldn’t you know that the woods offered no bugs that day?
An inchworm fell from above then wormed his way around the perimeter and left. He wouldn’t touch the glass. So it dawned on me that bugs probably wouldn’t like the slick glass surface either. But as I sat trying to photograph a fast moving inch worm, the light in the mirror enchanted me.
The leaves above and the sky above them, it was lovely. I took five shots and when I saw the one that I call Serenity, I wondered if I could do it again with the blue sky color. That didn’t work as well, but since then, I have looked in the magnified mirror at all sorts of things, mostly in the woods. It is a fascinating place, on the other side of the magnifier mirror, quite a light show. If you focus and look, move your body slightly, sway a bit, the compositions change and some of them are actually rather interesting.
Most of these images were taken outdoors in the woods in the middle of the day. The leaves are just beginning to change in the forest understory. Some images have been tinkered with just a tiny bit.
Roxio Photosuite 10
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS