Here’s a photo taken on a summer day. What does it bring up for you. Really. We’d like to hear from you. Check out our stories below, then tell us what you think.
Lucia says: “There’s something nostalgic about this scene. It’s late in a summer afternoon and has a dreamlike quality. The sunlight is softening and the sounds are muted and distant. Although I didn’t live by a river when I was a child, this scene awakens many warm feelings. It brings back memories of long summer evenings when we used to stay outside until the last possible second of daylight before going in for the night. I can still hear the faint voices of neighbors mixing in with the squeals of children at play. These memories are simple and carefree, like this photo.”
Susan says: “This picture is not at all as nostalgic for me as for Lucia. The big swath of the concrete boat ramp, the tall timber pilings and the long wooden dock don’t connect me to the natural settings of my childhood summers. This photo doesn’t pull me in to a place of memory. I feel distant and disconnected from the runner, the boats and the strong light bouncing off the water. However, as a composition combining shapes and textures, it is near perfect. Right brain – left brain.”
Two very different reactions to this photo. What does it say to you? Think about how you might use this photo and your story in a presentation.
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