Ah, the simple pleasures of childhood. A young boy chases a large white goose at the park, their steps in synch as they run down to the lake…
I discovered that I love photographing people quite by accident. I brought a new lens to test at a local park which has the trail-head for one of my favorite walking paths, and after my walk I took out my camera and looked for something to shoot. People, geese, ducks, dogs, and egrets were everywhere. I’d already established that I enjoy photographing animals, so I was drawn to the people.
Kids of all ages crawled, toddled, and ran, and families played games on the grass. The usual group of old men occupied the picnic tables as they did every afternoon, intent on their mysterious (to me) board game. Women in spandex power-walked past me, arms vigorously swinging and propelling them forward. A small group of people practiced tai chi, their movements deliberate and fluid. The bocci ball courts were in use with varying levels of seriousness, and children flew through the air on the swing-set, and spun around and climbed on various playground contraptions and equipment.
I took in all of this activity, capturing candid moments in time as people went about their business. The geese and ducks were very tame and waddled around amidst the people, hoping for a handout of stale bread or some other delectable treat.
The presence of a goose proved irresistible to a young boy, who chased it down to the lake. I took one photograph of his chase, only noticing later that goose and boy were running in synch with each other. This is that photograph.
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