Here are two photos I’ve taken recently. Both have wonderful reflections in water but each of them has an utterly distinct and particular character which is, I think, captured in the wholeness of each shot, rather in their detailed elements.
The first one is taken in South Africa, and the second one in Scotland.
How different is Africa from Europe?
What different colours, different tones, different atmospheres. It’s not just that the seasons in the two hemispheres are opposite with South Africa slipping from summer into autumn, whilst Scotland awakens from winter into Spring.
I find both of these images beautiful and delightful. I couldn’t rank them and say one is “better” than the other.
Rather, I’m just deeply grateful to be able to experience such diversity in this astonishing planet which we inhabit together.