On the other hand, if you really want to look slimmer you could stand in front of a convex window on the corner of a building, like I did with my wife. The effect is instant elongation - the weight (whether you've got it to lose or not) just melts away! Better yet, cars become a more manageable size, and you find yourself with a smile on your face doing silly things with your arms. How's that for a brief, instant, painless and effortless feeling of well-being! I took this shot in front of a swimming pool on the promenade at Blackpool, Lancashire. I used a wide zoom lens at 42mm (35mm equivalent), with the camera set to Aperture Priority (f8 at 1/320 sec), ISO 400, with -1.7EV.
photograph & text (c) T. Boughen