Spe­cial ef­fects Play in pud­dles

Want to shoot an orig­i­nal im­age of a familiar land­mark? Wait for it to rain, says Paul Gro­gan

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Here at Tow­ers, we try to avoid shoot­ing in the his­toric city of Bath, not least be­cause it’s right on our doorstep, which means we’ve done it to death. This is­sue, though, we set our­selves a chal­lenge: could we, in the space of a lunch break, head out and a shoot a pho­to­graph of the city’s most fa­mous land­mark, Bath Abbey, that we wouldn’t be able to find on any of the post­cards that you can buy around town?

The so­lu­tion pre­sented it­self when a rain shower filled the paving slabs around the abbey with pud­dles. They pro­vided the ideal op­por­tu­nity for get­ting cre­ative with re­flec­tions. The key, as we dis­cov­ered, was to wait un­til we had blue skies over­head, and the sun was bathing the Abbey in golden light. Then all we had to do was get down on our hands and knees and start ex­per­i­ment­ing…

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