Photographer's Note

Early on the morning of January 6, I pried open the window of the Arena Copacabana Hotel and reached out with my camera, an iPhone 6 Plus, in a southeasterly direction. (It was unwise perhaps to extend my camera out from a 10th floor window, but we all take chances to capture a good picture.) Life on the famous beach was just beginning to stir — with hundreds of bathers, peddlers and fast-food workers beginning to arrive. The scene I was able to capture reveals
the width of the beach and its reflection in the plate glass window of the hotel. In the workshop, I also present a northeasterly view. That version shows the granite mountains, including Sugarloaf Mountain, but the sun is much too bright. I would be grateful to hear your choice, looking right (this version) or looking left (ws version). Exactly a week earlier, I was on a cruise ship 2-3 km out at sea, gazing at the Fireworks over Rio.

Finally, during my youth (at 17) I invented a contraption, a small rectangular box with two sliding doors in front, and hole for my mother's Voigtlander camera lens to fit in the back.I would take a photo with one door open, and take a second photo without advancing the film, with the other door open. I took a photo of "a photo myself and my imaginary twin". Of course, it was a double exposure.

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