Wharf - red ring (mirrored) by Marjolein Katsma

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Early September 2009 I spent three days in Cologne (Köln) for a little photography fun with the theme “Kölnisch Wasser” – not the fragrance kind but the real water kind!

See also my Kölnisch Wasser set on Flickr, or…
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Mooring station on the east-side wharf of the Rheinauhafen (near the Chocolat Museum) – that is, the actual harbor, not the new development area named after it!

This is simply a mirror image of the actual red ring photo – but look! Suddenly it becomes the letter ‘Q’.

Taken in Cologne, Germany 2009
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Great capture, lovely textures and comp! :)

  • Thank you Kylie!
    (Do you like this mirrored image better than the original?)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Excellent composition!!

  • So funny I now have people commenting on the composition in the mirrored image. :) I prefer the original but I’m curious how many peopel will turn out to prefer this one!

    Thanks for your nice comment and the fave, Gena!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 4 years ago

    I would never take a photo of this ring, I think (I guess I am a bit old-fashioned, after all;-)… but it has its charm, and it’s nicely composed, too.

  • Old-fashioned? Nah… I just have a sometimes rather quirky way to look at the world :) And I was out shooting “Kölnisch Wasser” so something like this was unavoidable. ;)

    Thanks for your great comment, Gili!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 4 years ago

    Cool….. Q! Thanks Ms M!!

  • Thank you Susana! Of course I only noticed the Q when trawling through my portfolio looking for letters and mentally rotating and flipflopping all images. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 4 years ago

    How appropriate is this Top Ten Banner?! I am so pleased to place this!! Couldn’t resist your wonderful ‘Q’!! Congratulations!

  • So pleased my mental flip-flopping paid off! This one is truly accidental as I never realized there was a Q in there when I took the shot. :) Thank you, Susana!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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