It never fails to amaze me where I find my next image. Several months ago, I walked to my chiropractor's office which is 10 minutes from my office. Rather than walking on the sidewalk like a normal person, I walked down an alley adjacent to several small restaurants. I'm not sure what caught my eye first, the color, texture or the fish, but I loved what I saw. I immediately took an image with my cell phone as a reminder. Based on my work schedule, I wasn't going to be able to get back until the upcoming weekend. In addition, I needed to get on site early in the morning since the afternoon light would create harsh shadows. I prayed that when I returned, the twisted mop head would still exist. My prayer was answered when I returned early Saturday morning with my camera and tripod. The image was taken with my Nikon D300 and 12-24mm lens. The image was edited (brightness, constrast, structure) using Nik's Color Efex Pro.
Sometimes it pays off to walk on the unbeaten path.