I may have mentioned before, but for me at times photography is a form of stress relief and in some cases even therapy. There is something about looking through a lens and focusing on something–whether it is a full city scape or a close up of a leaf–that takes me inward and to a soothing place. Not always, but sometimes. And I’m also finding it can be a bit of comic relief as well. Anyhow, yesterday, after working a day-long shift facing a stove I thought I’d snap a few photos on my way home as a way to chill out a bit. The first photo I took is the one above. I had the camera on a tripod and set on self-timer as it was dusk (l’heure bleue), which is my favorite time because the light really shimmers and intensifies. And as the camera was beeping and ready to shoot a guy–who I do not know–runs in front of the camera just as the shutter opens saying, “I wanna get me my picture taken.” Thanks random guy…this still makes me smile and laugh.

Urban Simplicity