Friday, August 29, 2008
A sail before dinner
Life by the water (...continuing this week's Thematic Photographic theme. Go here to learn more.)
Toronto, ON, July 2008 [Click to embiggen]
Sometimes, you're on the ideal side of the plane when the winds blow in such a way that you have to loop over Toronto's downtown core on final approach. Oh, and a beautiful day punctuated by perfect, late afternoon sun doesn't hurt, either.
And when that happens, I hope you'll pull out your camera and record the scene, too.
Whenever I'm away, I try to bring home shareable moments for our kids. I want them to know what it was like for me to be where I was. I use pictures to tell stories of my trip, to involve them in the adventure. This latest trip to San Francisco was no different.
What jumped out at me as I tried to capture a shareable memory of an eye opening moment was how many boats were out in the harbor. It was 6:07 p.m., and the workday was transitioning quickly into a perfect July evening. This city, so often maligned for being cold and soulless, seemed to be anything but from where I sat. Loads of people were out on the water not because they were going somewhere, but because they were content to just drink in an obviously perfect day.
I thought the kids would like it. And they did. I hope you do, too.
Your turn: A perfect summer's day. Please discuss.