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.

Mirrored swan
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:

I photographed this beautiful swan, one of many in Amsterdam, near my home — Copyright Anton Hein