River Kennet at Dawn

Storm Dennis brought heavy rain to much of England. The ground was already saturated by a notably wet winter, so even chalk streams like the Kennet in Wiltshire overtopped their banks. Two days later, water levels at the top of the catchment were already falling, leaving debris stranded on the flood plain. I composed looking along the length of the river with West Overton Church as a focal point in the background. In the foreground, the river bank and a little flood debris on the left are balanced by a fence on the right. But it is the gorgeous pre-dawn sky and its reflection that really makes the picture.