New Years Day 1996, Tomio Seike was staying in Bath, Somerset with his wife. He had seen an intriguing postcard showing a river or a canal and out of curiosity set out to find it; the last thing on his mind was making a picture. It was a damp and very foggy day and Seike has always had an aversion to making pictures in foggy conditions, but fortunately he had a camera with him. In spite of the conditions and the prevailing holiday mood, he was captivated by what he discovered, and he made a picture. It was a one off, one of those accidents of fate.
Some time later he printed the image, and the response was so enthusiastic that he decided to explore the theme further; this was the beginning of his Waterscapes.