Mirrored Swan

I love swans, and am fortunate to live in an area of Amsterdam where you encounter many of these beautiful birds.

The other day I returned home with some photos of a swan that kept up with me as I was walking alongside a canal near my home. The symmetry in one of those photos struck me. On a whim I cropped and rotated it, and I like the result.

Swam, mirrored
Swan in Amsterdam — © Copyright Anton Hein

Normally I like photos to be straightforward, reflecting reality rather than an artistic interpretation. Here’s the original photo:


Swan, Zijkanaal I, Amsterdam — © Copyright Anton Hein