My wife Sarah and I spent a wonderful two weeks over Christmas and New Year in Las Vegas Nevada. The trip was not about photography, but obviously I made a few shots whilst we were there. In particular I enjoyed the one single rainy evening that provided the most wonderful reflections along the strip.
The neon lights themselves are a nice topic at night but after rain they really come alive. I found this puddle beside the highway at a crossing point. As the last car drove through making a soft ripple on the surface; I crouched down in the crowds waiting to cross and fired off two frames. I think it's the best image I made over the two weeks and have added it to the Night portfolio page as a result.
There's a page on shooting reflections in my basic composition tutorial here. Reflections are always on my radar, in any surface that provides them, and few surfaces provide a better reflection for image making than gently rippled water. So next time it's raining don't sit at home bemoaning the fact you can't get out to shoot, think about where you can go to catch some great reflections.
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