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From time to time I get nostalgic and look over my older images, sometimes with a view to reconstructing them into a triptych format. ‘Fish out of Water’ is one such triptych. I’d discovered an old picture with very colourful and vibrant rainbow patterns. Deciding these were a real feature, I began to crop the shot to see what I could create.
The bottom panel came into existence first and I thought to myself ‘this looks very much like the tail of a fish’. Spurred on by this observation, I wanted to see if I could create a matching ‘body’, so used the generously curvaceous lines to create the outline of my new aquatic character.
This image always brings a smile to my face. With personality plus and an enticing array of rainbow colours to tempt our eyes, I imagine this fish would be the life and soul of the party. Humorous, playful, whimsical, exuberant and fun-loving, I’m sure it would have some interesting stories to tell!
The article Exposed: Fish out of Water & Three of a Kind outlines how I created this image ‘in camera’, but don’t click the link if you want to preserve the mystery!