Due to abundant rainfall last winter, large portions of forests in the Netherlands were submerged underwater. In the reflection, the forest duplicates itself; the scenes above and below the water's surface are nearly identical, meeting at the midpoint. I pondered the effect of photographing this submerged forest upside down—literally bending forward through my legs from a higher, dry patch to capture the scene behind me.

Viewing the world upside down is disorienting; it alters one's perception of space. Not only are up and down inverted, but left becomes right and vice versa. While this may seem trivial, it significantly impacts the viewing experience and, consequently, the image's composition.

For some images, I mirrored them back to vertical, restoring their upright orientation. Additionally, I delved into my archive, searching for other images of flooded forests and experimenting with tilting them. Interestingly, while this technique doesn't work well in many cases, it occasionally produces fascinating compositions.

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