"My visit to Venice coincided with the regular tidal flooding that effects this low lying city, which is most evident during the autumn and winter months. During this time, around high tide, many of the streets and squares can be covered in up to half a metre of water. This shot was taken around high tide when, even though the tidal height was not so great, the lagoon waters were still lapping over the stone pavement along the shoreline close to St Mark's Square. This created an excellent reflective surface which one could use to best effect if the camera was placed directly on its surface. However one had to react quickly to stop the camera getting drenched each time one of the frequent waves sent spray crashing over the area."