Each month, on the first, the City Daily Photo Blog community suggests a theme for each of us to interpret. This month, the theme is The Water's Edge. I struggled with this one, but it was a good struggle. I was originally going to try something with my Go Pro camera half in and half out of the water but for the life of me I couldn't finish the thought. I had no idea what would be even vaguely interesting enough to put in a photo to be posted for the world to see.
I thought about the ponds in Central Park and down in Vale. I thought about the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers but nothing really jumped out at me. We had a big thunderstorm about 2 weeks ago, and while snapping photos of leaf reflections in the leftover puddles, I saw the most ordinary thing in the world. The round manhole cover over the sewer. As usual, the two finger holes were plugged with dirt and leaves, and without thinking, I walked through the standing water and poked my fingers in them to clear them out. And immediately, my theme day dilemma was solved - there, not 20 feet from my house, were a pair of whirlpools as the water swirled down those holes into the sewer below.
I took a lot of pictures - 23 of them. It was a bit of trouble to choose the one I wanted. This one is my favourite because I can make out the shape of the manhole cover. I tinkered with zooming in and cropping and when I zoomed in, I could see that I captured a leaf falling. This is the one for me.
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|Lens ID||LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6|
|Focal Length||45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|