The puddle had me thrown. It lay so silently, still holding the reflection of the building so picture perfectly. I was confused with the orientation of the world, with my position in it, my brain combusted and contracted trying to interpret the signals it was receiving. Luckily, before I was reduced to dust from unnecessary yet ever constant calculations, a person cut straight across the horizon line and in doing so righted the whole universe again. Surely it can’t just be me that struggles with this kind of thing…
I had gotten to town a little early so took the opportunity to have a short session on the streets. I did spy this little pool but did not think much of it until I crossed the street and was hit with that brilliant building reflection. I composed a few shots, snapped a few people walking through the seen and discovered that there was a little sweet spot where people almost vanish from the light. The next chance I got I shot the photo above and I am rather pleased with it. Nice amount of light, cool contrast, the disappearing person and that wonderful, mirroring reflection.
Post production was an easy and very familiar process, mainly a few adjustments to the levels and curves to heightened the contrast and then I dodged the reflection, ever-so-slightly, just to give it a little more presence in the image. Thinking about it I should really just have a preset, it would speed everything up and make my life a lot easier… oh, well.
All thoughts and comments are welcome.