Incomplete Story

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© David Alpuche
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One of the things I like the most about photography is that it captures just one fraction of a second of a story and you have no way of knowing what happened just before or after the shot, allowing you to use your imagination more than video could ever do.



A couple weeks ago I went out on a walk, camera in hand, with the sole intention of capturing something. My destination was White Rock lake here in Dallas, a place I used to visit quite often when I first moved to Dallas but eventually grew bored with.

While there, and equipped with my Infrared camera (what's Infrared?), I decided to find "a story to tell", as I always say. After a few minutes I found a scene that immediately grabbed my attention.

Did these two people know each other? I assumed so because there weren't many people at the lake at that time and it would be weird to sit right next to a stranger when there are so many open benches around you. But if they knew each other, why sit so far apart and not say a word to each other? Were they mad? I love to think about what goes through other people's minds when they do what they do. It makes for a more interesting day.

If you ask me I'd like to think that this was just their "let's just enjoy nature" moment of the day. I think this is the idea I like the most. I think we should ALL have one of these moments at least once a day. Try it, just go out to a park, lake, garden, whatever you like...and enjoy the view. It will make you a more relaxed person for the rest of the day, trust me on that.

But what if it doesn't work, you ask? Just do it again.

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