This photograph of a street light that I took in Garstang, Lancashire, reminded me of that conversation. The strikingly thrown shadow makes the light look like, it too, is full of water. I imagine the effect is due to imperfections in the glass. Quirky occurences of this sort appeal to me, as do strong forms and shadows. I decided to shoot the upper part of the light simply because that is where the visual interest lies. I could have wished for there to be no wires, but they are there, so I have to live with them! Black and white seemed right for this shot too, because it accentuates the original qualities of the photograph.
photograph & text (c) T. Boughen