2022 – week 2

Reflections in a puddle, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on Sea.

This one was almost a missed opportunity. I’d taken some pictures at the same location the week before and, while I had the reflection in the shot, I hadn’t really made the most of it. It was only when I got home and was looking at the pictures on the computer that I realised that I’d missed a trick, and that I could have made more of the reflection.

Last Saturday was wet, so I went back to scout it out. Unfortunately the puddle wasn’t as big. In the afternoon, though, the rain really came down and was heavy for hours. I woke up Sunday morning to bright blue skies, and realised that the conditions were ideal. I was right. Not only was the puddle still there, but it was bigger than it had been the previous week, so I was able to get even more of the building in the reflection.

I’m quite pleased with the result, but more importantly I’m pleased that I made the effort.