This photo isn’t perfectly crisp, but that makes it better. It is gritty and urban. There is a great deal of irony in seeing the word “island” reflected back from a puddle on the middle of city blacktop. Is this the quiet paradise you were hoping to escape to? The cool blue tones almost make the image feel sadder, soaked in a state of calm acceptance. The reflection is full of light, cautiously enticing the viewer in. Once day breaks, it will all be gone.
misocrazy (no real name provided) took this shot in NYC and posted under creative commons.