The theme for the WPC this week is ambience. As the post explains: “Ambience is the atmosphere of one’s surrounding environment. It basically boils down to how one’s surroundings impact the human senses and alter the feelings of an individual.”
All sorts of things can positively or negatively affect a location’s ambience, from odors, to design, to temperature. Most people feel that the warm light of candles or a fireplace greatly enhances ambience.
What immediately popped into my head when I read the post was water. Any kind of water feature improves ambience. It could be an aquarium, fountain, babbling brook, waterfall, or decorative pond. Water is appealing both visually and in the sounds it makes. Take any room or outdoor spot, add water, and I’m a happier camper.
It should be no surprise then that water is my favorite photography subject.