I was on my way to the boat ramp and piers by the Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wis. yesterday when I passed by one of the city’s summer hot-spots for the past several years: the Dr. Laurel Salton Clark Memorial Fountain. The fountain was named in memory of the astronaut who was killed in the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003 who grew up in Racine.
Earlier this summer, the city closed the fountain to the public because its plumbing couldn’t handle the chlorination of the water any longer, and was therefore in violation of health code. The city went as far as to post a guard in front of the fountain to deter people from cooling off in it, but it was recently brought back up to code–at least in a temporary manner–in time for the summer heat.
There’s one image I liked quite a bit from this afternoon, but I cannot decide on a crop for it!
The first image has a flow from left to right, at least in the foreground, that works but not as well as it could. The young girl in the lower-left is not as close to the girl in the center-left as she could be. So, I tried cropping her out, but I’m not convinced that this works as well as it could, either!
Finally, I cropped out everything to focus on just the group in the right side of the frame. This may be the one, but I’m still mulling it over. Pictures within pictures revealed by just a few crops!
What’s your pick?