Taken in Rutledge Lane in Melbourne. By Lex Rudd.

Looking Thru Puddle

By Lex Rudd

Nikon D7200; Nikkor DX 18-55mm lens @ 18mm; f/5.6 @ 1/100s; ISO 400

Taken in Rutledge Lane in Melbourne.

I asked a lady to stand next to a puddle holding an umbrella. I focused on the reflection. The image has been inverted.

Don’s response

Hold your screen upside down (if possible)… what do you think? I think Lex Rudd’s puddle picture is stronger with the orientation he’s selected.

When viewed the “right” way up, it loses something because the feet on the pavement are anchored to the figure in line with visual expectation.

The way Lex has it, the eye focuses on the intriguing composition in the reflection, framed by the abstract quality of the street surface.

Sometimes the wrong way can be the right way.

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