Just in case you can’t get enough puddles.(As for me, I’m now on my way to Hong Kong to look for puddles there. Maybe I’ll find some other shiny things there, too.)
Photo by Allan Wallberg. I really, really love this photo. The contrast between the vivid colors of the building reflecitons adn the stark, dark silhouettes and shadows of the birds is so striking, and it’s all framed so well in the irregular cobblestones. Via ignitemythoughts.
Paris. A famous photo of a famous puddle.
“How was he able to recognize the analogy between the man running across the plaza and the poster in the background so quickly, how could he compose a scene out of so many fleeting elements - a scene that is as perfect in detail as it is mysterious in its totality?”
- Yves Bonnefoy
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Place de I’Europe In the Rain (1932)
Vintage London puddle. Hyde Park, 1939. I can’t find the photographer’s name, and have even found sources that cite it as anonymous. Too bad, because it is such a great photo.
(I find myself thinking about how much photography has changed since 1939. The photographer would have taken this photo, and then would have had to wait for hours or possibly days before developing it to see how it came out. No chimping in 1939.)