Initially I was a little wary of reflections, which seemed too obvious a subject. Most of my compositions revolved around incidental features and patterns of flow. This changed a little over the winters of 2013-4 and 2014-5 as I explored the abstract shapes and potential distortions formed on the surface. I now find myself treating the surface of the river as a canvas, looking for marks which may be made directly, or slowing the shutter further to quieten the background noise and created an apparently painted representation.
I enjoy playing with the reflections of trees – what better a muse than not only water but trees also – and on occasion I will invert the resultant image. This can help to anchor the composition, but also plays upon the tendency of our brains to make a more literal interpretation of the image. Small clues only remain to hint at the deceit played out by these reflections of truth.
I'm interested to see where this leads me during the coming year. While I wait for the river to still, I’ve found a thread that I’d like to continue with. Now I have only my impatience to master.