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The first picture is a (colour exaggerated) photograph of light reflecting from the ripples produced by the wake of a swimmer in a swimming pool.
The second picture is the same image rotated ninety degrees anticlockwise – but,interestingly, it seems to take on the appearance of a grazing animal! There is a moral here – something about appreciating that on many occasions there is more than one point of view!
The day had been wet, dull and generally miserable. Not a day for venturing out with a camera. But when I looked through the bedroom window my attention was drawn to the patterns caused by rain falling into the puddles on the flat roof of the garage below. There is always a picture worth taking somewhere!
The fog that shrouded the reservoir made distance shots difficult – the blurring of shapes caused focusing problems for the camera.
However, the still, smooth water provided an inviting playground for the water fowl – the coots, moorhens, tufted ducks, grebes etc. They dipped and dived excitedly while the swans glided elegantly and disdainfully by.
The first picture shows a coot having just surfaced – hence the ripples. (I have two other shots of just ripples, the bird having dipped at the crucial moment!)
At the water’s edge a mosaic of colourful, floating autumn leaves broke up the reflections of the trees to which they once belonged.