This lovely photo appeared in today’s Journal, taken by staff photographer Bob Breidenbach. It shows a reflection in the Woonasquatucket River of the Waterplace Luxury Condominiums as a class of touring students strolls the riverwalk at left, passing from beneath the gently arched Exchange Street Bridge, in downtown Providence.
Here is what Bob had to say about taking the photograph:
Mary Murphy, photo editor for the day, sent me out to try and find a weather photo because of heavy rains earlier. I walked around downtown with no luck as the rains had stopped and all the umbrellas were put away. I walked down to the water park and noticed the reflections on the water while walking under a bridge. I waited for a while and noticed a man walking along the path. I made the photo but he did not want to be identified. A few moments later the students came by and luckily their teacher was fine with me taking the photo and gave me the info I needed. It was just a matter of putting myself in the right spot and then waiting for someone to walk onto the scene. Thanks for your interest.
Naturally, it’s just like, well, notice this, notice that, wait around and poof, a photo! I’m sure there’s more to it than Bob describes, but photographers treat their art with a becoming modesty.