Yasmine Rafii carries her camera most places and shoots all of the time. Some images become raw material for compositing, some are simple documents, most are deleted and a very few move forward into final processing. Each of Yasmine's deceptively simple, contemplative compositions are the result of many hours of shooting and searching out the right location at the right time. She says of this scene, "The Loire River runs through this provincial town and like many other such towns, the river walk is lined with trees. This shot was taken on a late September afternoon from a bridge where the receding lines of the river’s edge led my eyes to the magnificent ‘Watteau’ clouds and their reflection in the river."

- Yasmine Rafii