This could be a quiet rural scene, photographed by a remote coastal area or the edge of some distant lake. But this on the River Thames, taken from bustling Putney Bridge and next to the hubbub of London life. The man is scanning the edge of the water with his metal detector and looking for some valuable treasure hidden beneath the pungent mud.
The feel of this shot reflects the sense of a maudlin day when the sky was blanketed in thick cloud and the light was flat and unyielding. I’ll share another of these images tomorrow (Friday) and thoughts on how to tackle such days with your camera.