The initial reaction to a picture is like that of a book cover - it should draw the viewer in and create a desire to learn more. The image itself should project a story, encouraging the eye to investigate and further enhance the experience of the viewer. Yet in many cases the story goes beyond that - there are many instances where the untold story of how the image came about can add value to the result.
I have often increased my appreciation of images after discovering background stories provided by the artist, and would like to add my own in the hope that others may enjoy.
a group amuse themselves as they await the July 4th parade to arrive
A fisherman checks his tackle during a foggy beach day.
onlookers display a range of emotions from joy to disdain as a parade of colorful characters pass in front
Throwing a Frisbee in a blanket of beach fog presents a unique challenge