Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Look up in the sky
Scene from a backyard
London, Ontario, June 2007 [Click to embiggen]
It's 7:48 p.m. I'm out back with the kids and the dog. The BBQ is slowly getting our dinner ready, its puffs of smoke gently making us hungry as we enjoy the beautiful evening. I look up in the sky and notice how the cloud formations are being backlit by the setting sun. It's been a warm, humid day, so the drama in the atmosphere is easy to spot even with the naked eye.
But naked eyes don't have terribly good memories. I'm sure I'll remember this moment, but it would be a lot easier if I had a picture to prompt me. Luckily the camera's just inside the patio door. I reach for it, flip it into full manual and slightly underexpose the metering to ensure the cool rays in the sky don't get washed out.
Our daughter says she thinks she sees a face as she squints in the same direction of my lens, but I'm not so sure. What do you think?
I take the picture, then go back to finishing up on the BBQ before our meal burns. Another small moment in our ongoing adventure.
Your turn: What are the first three words that come to mind when you first see this image? Don't think it over too much...just blurt 'em out.