Drinking glass in front of venetian blinds, Hayling Island, Hampshire; 21 Sept 2010.

During one of our cheapo caravan holidays, a drinking glass stands in front of window blinds.  Light leaking in through the blinds makes strong (now) vertical stripes.  Just below the (now) upper side of the drinking glass, the glass’s curvature distorts the blind’s straight slats. 

The light inside the caravan causes the glass to cast a thin, dark shadow on the blind, below the glass as we now see it.

I’ve added lots of grain and strong copper toning in SEP2.  Clockwise rotation has turned the glass tumbler into a more abstract object.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 180mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2’s Film Noir 1 preset and strong copper toning; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Good – thank you! 🙂


  2. Meanderer says:

    A fascinating image! As Johnny above has said, I thought it was upholstery – velvety pleating on the back of a chair, perhaps. A superb mind-bender.

    Hayling Island: blimey – haven’t been there for many a year. Last time was a short break with friends and our small children. Ended up having an argument and not speaking, and I had a raging toothache 🙂 🙂 Happy Days!


  3. Are you implying my manor is cheap😂😂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      No – I’ve got far too many manners for that! 😎 In those days, we used to go on the ultra cheapo holidays that The Sun advertises every year – I think it was something like £10 for a self-catering chalet and a bit more for bedding. A small minority of these had pretty ropey accomodation, but most were really good.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Interesting to invert the perspective, Adrian. Blinds are a favorite backdrop offering great light and lines. Excellent “seeing”!


  5. Interesting perspective. But must be hard to drink from that angle. 😉
    Cool shot, bud.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Adrian Lewis says:

      What’s my drinking angle? Werle, Little Southern Belle, any ****** angle that ‘elps me get the ***** stuff down me ****** froat!!! 😎

      Also, I hear that the US is sharply divided re Meghan and Harry – what do you think? I say good luck to them, and I can well believe all that’s been said our hopeless royals, who are a true anachronism. Personally, I think the royal family should be totally disbanded, and be made to get out and do some honest work like the rest of us have to.

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  6. I thought I was looking at old auto upholstery at first…..


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