I was only looking at the light on the building and the pool when I took this photo. It was only later, in post-processing, that I saw the reflection along the bottom, and even better, saw the angles of the concrete mimicking the angles of the rooflines. I’ve learned to trust my eye when I take a photo, and it’s only later that I actually see what my eye did at the time.
David McCarthy is a retired architect who has been using his daily walks through Portland neighborhoods to capture photos of small houses, garages and vintage cars. His work regularly appears in Northwest Review.