In the blink of an eye

I never cease to be amazed at how the business of taking pictures still has the power to fascinate me. There are times when long preparation leads to minimal results, and other times when everything just works with minimal effort.

This picture falls into the second category. We were on a day out in the centre of Antwerp when my wife and son ducked into a shop for a few minutes. I took advantage of the short break to wander down and alleyway and shoot a few frames. The sun was reflecting perfectly off the creamy walls and shedding warm light into every corner. In not much time at all I had made several pictures that I'm happy with.

Light, sky, clouds, buildings, angles, textures all just clicked... in the blink of an eye.