NYC shared some fantastic weather with me Wednesday morning. I used my three-hour gap between shoots to walk a few blocks to Central Park and take in the sunshine. Everything about New York was stressful. The shoot, disgruntled taxi drivers, and lugging all my video and still gear about town. The weather and this frame made all of it worth it. I heard the shouts and cries from the ball field before I saw them playing. The sight brought nostalgia or a game I never really played as a child. But somehow this slice of Americana, this glimpse of normal boyhood among the hustle and bustle of New York City really struck me. It’s also fun that this was my first frame of the game. I only took about seven frames over a period of five-minutes or so and then moved on to go sit on a very large boulder and rest my bones.
The cool thing is that tons of people saw what I saw that day. Maybe, just maybe somebody else remembered some fun memories from their childhood and proceeded to smile : ) This photo did run in our “The day in pictures” shoulder to shoulder with the Pope, Iraq, and a plane crash in the Congo. To see the gallery follow the link and select April 16 in the upper left and go to the tenth picture in the gallery.