Bridge Crossing

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Sometimes you see an image in front of you that is simply a play on texture and light – that is what photography is about after all. The texture can be a human face, ripples on the water, or crumbling iron and brickwork. This image is one I took off the Thames path overlooking the train line on a tiny little bridge mostly frequented by horses from a local stable yard. The light was just lovely – strong, which is why I took everything that day as three exposures, and looking back behind me I saw this image in black and white, the echoed crossed patterns framing my shadow. It’s kind of an unconscious¬†self portrait, taken from the hip. What taking a shadow of myself as a portrait says I’ve leave up to the dear reader…

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