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Well done marvellous texture and inspired composition on both images.

One oddity your shadow appears strangely to resemble a 15th-century page wearing a black and white quartered tabard, an interesting trick of the light.

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

The photos look nice. I wouldn't have thought there was an actual beach nearby, though. What would a mermaid keep in her purse? smiley - huh

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Waterproof makeup. smiley - evilgrin

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I think you've caught an interesting pattern of colour and shape, of light and shade. smiley - smiley

And maybe there's a story here: the figure climbs the zigzag staircase with the mermaid's purse in her hand. Where is she going, and what is in the mermaid's purse?

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

The bones of a mortal who got too close? smiley - evilgrinsmiley - whistle

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I love your insights, folks! Thanks! smiley - kiss

Yes, I should have said that the steps in fact lead to the beach. I got carried away by my peculiar zig zag mutterings. smiley - rofl

I like to hear you writers and insightful people taking the tale further. That's what all this sharing is about to me. I present a curious fragment of work, and then the insights of others take the tale onward, or reinvent it, or complete it.

That is very strange what you saw in the shadow Bob. Quite fascinating in fact. A past life maybe? If I believed in past lives which I don't think I do, or maybe I do, it depends on the wine. smiley - redwine

Wine? What wine? smiley - redwine Bar open? Yes please!

Even further strange because my shadow in a photo usually looks male. I often photograph my shadow by mistake, and people say it looks like a nerdy lost warrior or something smiley - rofl. I do have an androgynous appearance, but it is odd, nevertheless.

Is this common with one's own shadow in photos? To look strange in some way?

What stories do our photographic shadows tell?

That's a bit profound in fact. Wine please. smiley - redwine

It would be weird if our photographic shadow had rabbit ears or something. Harvey!

Or if it looked like a spider. smiley - spider

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

if I try to complete the story, I might end up corrupting it instead. Purely by chance. smiley - whistle

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