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A dancing abstract

Dance - © Christopher Martin-8671

I was looking through my image library for abstracts that I could use for a print series I’m working on and found the image above.  I had photographed a reflection pool from the fourth story of a hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar.  Leaning out of the window and using a longer lens, I was first drawn to the koi swimming in the shallow water.  However, the trees on edge of the courtyard were casting energetic shadows across the gently rippled surface.  I photographed the fish with the shadows for a little while and then dropped the fish altogether.  The patterns of the distorted tree shapes in the water mesmerized me.  I think of dance in the one above.

Koi in Mandalay - © Christopher Martin-8654