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15 May 2013

Doppelgänger *

Image © PeteM2020

The word doppelgänger came to mind when I snapped this picture. It wasn’t just the reflections of the people, but also the repetition of the strong blue colour that triggered the word association. The un-reflected figure in the bottom right corner adds interest, tension and stark contrast to the other people in the composition.  The “grittiness” of the image was enhanced in Photoshop by adjusting the tone curve and saturating the yellow of the taxicabs. Enjoy a larger version by clicking on the image!

In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a paranormal double of a living person, but in vernacular English it’s just simply used to describe any look-alike person.

* German for look-alike, literally a "double goer".

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