Venue: Aleksandar Nevski square, Sofia

Lens: Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4

Music: Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIF4_Sm-rgQ)

The autumn came suddenly in Sofia in the beginning of October and we had several cold and rainy days, which gave me the opportunity to finally realize an old photo idea of mine. So together with a few friends we decided to go puddle-spotting (or the nicer sounding lokva-spotting in a mix of Bulgarian and English) in hope of finding a nice water puddle made from the rain in Sofia city centre close to some other cool building. After some time walking around the centre and not finding anything we were almost out of hope, but hallelujah –  we finally found two very photogenic puddles right near the Nevski cathedral (which you can properly see inside and out in some of my older posts: https://kirilson.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/a-winter-day-in-sofia/ and https://kirilson.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/summer-evenings-in-sofia/). It must have been quite funny for the tourists around watching me kneeling in front of the puddles and almost immersing my camera in water while trying out different angles, but I think it was worth the knee-pain as I took quite a few cool shots exactly while the sun was setting and the cathedral turned pale pink with the shadow of the cross printed on it. And once again I cannot decide which photo is the best from several shots we tried, so I add two more photos with short comments underneath. And again your comments and votes are welcome as I really can’t tell which one I prefer most.

A puddle a bit further away, with a woman crossing the street in front of us with a slightly mystic feel and the cathedral shining brightly in the setting sun.
The same puddle as the picture on top. Here probably with more autumny-nostalgic feeling due to the larger amount of fallen leaves around and the slightly smeared reflection.

70 thoughts on “Puddle-spotting

  1. Thank you for liking “Wild Turkey Wandering” and “Cosmic Romance.” Your puddle photos are wonderful. The fallen leaves give the reflected image a nice frame. I had fun taking a few puddle photos after an autumn rainstorm a few years ago, and I enjoyed the end result. The ones I took looked like abstract art. Your work has inspired me to try to take some more puddle photos in the future. 🙂


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