Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey
I must admit I was pretty stumped by this week’s photo challenge. How do I photograph a journey? I thought about trying to shoot the path of a leaf as it flows down stream but this is the wrong time of year for leaves to be just randomly floating around. I spent 10 minutes (which is quite an accomplishment for my short attention span) on the ground on a windy day with a fuzzy dandelion hoping to get a few of the seeds breaking free and floating away but alas – those seeds were hanging on for dear life!!
So I ended up at Cass Park shooting the crew teams from Cornell and Ithaca College practicing. I’d been to a big rowing tournament that was hosted around Cass Park last year but I’ve never spent a lot of time watching the practices. Judging by all the commands being yelled by their coach there is a lot of technique involved! It was a lot easier shooting the practice than the tournament – they move a lot slower!! I’m not sure this really counts as a journey since technically they don’t go anywhere – just back and forth, up and down the channel. But maybe this practice is about the journey a team takes from a group of individuals to a well-oiled, prize winning group. Yeah – that’ll work!!