I took the dogs to the park today, something we’ve done many times. A right turn out of the parking lot is the quickest way home. Today, I decided to turn left. About a mile down the road I drove past this. I glanced, the colors and symmetry caught my eye. I kept driving.
In less than a split second I realized that it was just past 5:30 p.m., the sun was setting very quickly, that’s a great moment, you should grab it. Naw, I said to myself, I’m going home to cook some dinner. Naw, I said again. I’ve passed by moments like this before and regretted it.
Ever since I heard it, this line has really resonated with me: “The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.” It’s the title of Chase Jarvis’s book of iPhone photography. Guess what? I always have my iPhone with me. It usually just captures memories, today I tried to capture a moment. I like the result.
What I learned today: sometimes you just need to change up the scenery, take the road you don’t usually take.
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And a shout out to one of my students who saw me, saw my hazard flashers on and took the time to stop and make sure everything was ok. Thanks, JoBeth!