Sometimes it’s simply about having fun, no more, no less. My almost-ten-year-old daughter loves animals – all animals, all the time. As much as I still love them, my shots from a few days ago of the gulls on the fence didn’t move her – I suspect they were too serious or too composed or too something.
I was in the mood to please her this evening so I went back to some of the images I shot on my Sunday walk around Jamaica Pond. All sorts of water fowl there, surely something she might enjoy. So I started to work on the shot of the geese below and wasn’t sure where it was going. I called Julianna and asked her to come look and tell me what she thought of it, did she like it? She came in - right away - and viewed it on the monitor, said "I like it," and went back to whatever she was doing.
OK, I thought, I’ll do this for her and she can enjoy it in her room. I worked it up and I'll print it out later. I'll hang it on her wall, near the picture of the ducklings and the baby geese.
That’s it. No big deal. No deeper moral. Nothing. It’s enough to entertain; it’s enough to like it. That’s it.