I headed down to Byram Beach this afternoon with the notion of capturing a particular image of a ladder in the water (I’ve photographed it before but it never came out quite to my liking), but the midday light was all wrong and the tide was too high. So high, in fact, that the parking lot was partially flooded and any interesting beach shots were out of the question. Just as I was doing a mental “Hrrumph” and headed back to my car, I noticed the sun glimmering on the water in the parking lot and the reflection of a chain link fence therein. I took a shot of it thinking it wouldn’t amount to much, but after loading it onto the computer and enhancing the color and contrast a bit in Lightroom, I ended up rather liking it.
It’s funny, I’ve been taking a lot of pictures of chain link fences lately. I’m not sure whether there is a valid psychological reason (Hemmed in by the Daily Photo? Chained to a wonderful but demanding project?) or because chain link fences are so ubiquitous, easy to find and kind of fun to photograph.
And that I find them fun to photograph may be a subject for a psychotherapist….