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As I grow older… (reprised)

I posted this image in November last year, linked to a poem that @19syllables had sent me. I was never very happy with the original image; it would have been better if I’d been naked, my camera battery died before I had a shot I was happy with and the edit is a bit boring. Also, why would you take a photo for Haiku in an Ikea mirror when you have your Granny’s beautiful antique hand mirror?
This time round I wanted to draw out the reflective nature of the poem by having a double reflection in my image. I put the light behind me so that one of the reflections was bleached and a bit ghostly. I still want to play around with mirrors a bit more in some future photography, but I am happier with this image.

Sinful Sunday


  1. HappyComeLucky

    I truly love this image. Wonderful.

  2. Life of Elliott... and all that jizz

    I love mirrors and photography… and I Love this shot! So much to discover, nicely done, 40. And I agree, Gram’s mirror is perfect.

  3. holdenandcamille

    This is so well done! Something lovely and exciting to examine, everywhere you look! Great, great photo. 🙂 ~C

  4. SexyLittleIdeas

    Whoa there’s so many mirrors.. it’s like a reflection inception…

  5. silverdomuk

    I love the other-worldliness of this image.

  6. Modesty Ablaze (@ablazingmodesty)

    As I mentioned then the words were lovely . . . and this new image seems to complement those words even more!
    Isn’t there just “something” about a mirror . . . and this one is gorgeous!
    As is this post!!!
    Xxx – K

  7. eye

    Lovely as always ?

  8. Marie Rebelle

    This shot is just brilliant!
    Rebel xox

  9. Molly

    I love what you have done with this. Compared to the original, well you can’t really compare them. The first one is good but with this one you have added so many elements and used the light to such powerful effect, creating a truly beautiful shot

  10. f dot leonora

    oh i love this mirror, and as ever what an amazing photograph from you!!!

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  12. tabitharayne

    So beautifully composed and shot – I’m really confused about how you managed to take it. Mysterious and stunning – just like the passing of time x x x ?

  13. mariasibylla

    This is wonderful! Every time I look I see more details. It’s beautifully complicated and full of magic.

  14. lapsedcatholicwife

    I love the dynamics of this, firstly I was immediately drawn to the face in the first looking glass but as I explored further the breast being visible bought a totally new dimension. An excellent composition and I like the reshoot

  15. Jo

    Brilliant idea! I like the different angles we get to see of you… there is definitely something magical about this picture.

  16. jerusalemmortimer

    That is a really good, and complicated composition. (Complexity is good!) Beautiful image!

  17. curvaceousdee

    This photo – and you – is simply gorgeous. I really love how you’ve played with reflection 🙂
    xx Dee

  18. sub-Bee

    I liked the first one but this one is mindblowing!

  19. angelagoodnight

    The time to worry is if you don’t see a reflection!

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