South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Self portrait

with 8 comments

brass instrument, South Shields

Caught in a reflection

This is a clever crop, from a larger image amongst the batch that I shot on Good Friday. It was taken in the Market Place, South Shields as some of the Salvation Army bandsmen laid down their instruments, if you look closely you will see my reflection in there. (Click the picture to enlarge)

The original image was inverted in Photoshop and then I made a very close crop, I then made a selection with the polygonal lasso tool to pick out the instrument, inverted that selection and desaturated the paving to black and white for added contrast.

You can see the original image – here.

(Some might think it was a decent enough composition as it stands!)

Camera details; Penatx K100D, 70mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200



Written by curly

March 27, 2008 at 12:01 am

8 Responses

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  1. Is that an euphonium?

    S Wilson

    March 27, 2008 at 12:53 am

  2. Just discovered your blog, and seems like I’ll be visiting often. Great pictures all around !

    Congrats and keep it up


    March 27, 2008 at 6:17 am

  3. Wow – that is different from the original!


    March 27, 2008 at 8:36 am

  4. Loved both versions of the photo. You are so talented.

    Clare, Clinton, New York, USA

    March 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm

  5. I prefer the original but both are wonderful !!


    March 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm

  6. I like this very much!


    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

  7. This is a very interesting perspective! Love it!


    March 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm

  8. I like them both, Curly, very much. It’s neat to find oneself in the photo, isn’t it?


    March 30, 2008 at 8:28 pm

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