Pavement Patterns Again

Well, I couldn’t help it — a few days ago I went back to the place with the broken asphalt and photographed it again. I photographed it for the first time about two months ago and then a month later again, but this week was different. I was on my way to work and it was raining lightly, but exactly that rain made me drive around to “my spot.” I was hoping that the asphalt surface might be shinier and thus appear more interesting.

What do you think? Was it worth taking out the tripod and getting wet for this image?

Pavement Patterns (color)

I’m having a hard time deciding if I like the color or the black-and-white image better.

Pavement Patterns (black-and-white)

Just so you get an idea of where these images started, here is the RAW image without any manipulations.