When is a double exposure not a double exposure?

Or is it? While walking down Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri there is so much to see, do, purchase and eat.  We had lunch at a pub, I made out like a bandit at the English shop stocking up on my fave English teas I cannot get here at home and I enjoyed the scenery which was being transformed into Christmas time.  Many shop windows had holiday wares and decorations up including this one particular shop that had of all things a purple tree up.

I really wanted to capture the tree and ornaments through the window but because of the direction of the sun at the time there was reflection and glare.  I took the shot anyway from a slight angle and was going to delete it but remembered that one should never delete an image while still shooting because you never know what it might really turn out to be when you get it up on your monitor.  I’m glad I didn’t delete it because while it did not capture what I really wanted, it did grab not only the tree with it’s ornaments in the window but the parked cars and buildings across the street.

I consider that an interesting win.  What do you think?

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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16 Responses to When is a double exposure not a double exposure?

  1. Boeta says:

    Certainly a photo to linger and investigate all the bits of information within. like it.

  2. I like these ‘natural doubles’. When you are able to focus manually, you can choose what you want to have in focus; parts of the reflection or parts of what is behind the window (lower F-nr.).

  3. Yes, this is a keeper –

  4. tedgriffith says:

    Interesting shot. And of course the shoe ornament! You can use a polarizing filter to reduce reflections most of the time. I’m not sure if it would have worked on this shot, but you never know.

  5. bulldog says:

    Have a few like this as well… quite like the effect

  6. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    I think this is great!

  7. Lignum Draco says:

    It’s worked out well. I like it.

    Regarding teas, find a favourite shop and check if they sell online. Many do. 🙂

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    Lesson learned, Teri. What a shame had you deleted this one.

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