Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense
January 20, 2013 – Day 548
“Future Tense” is this week’s photographic challenge from WordPress. I have to admit that I did not follow the theme exactly as advertised. The creators for this month’s challenges has been calling March “phoneography month” and asking people to take pictures with their camera-phones. As I do not have such a device, I must rely on Siglo XX technology and my response comes to you courtesy of my plain ol’ digital camera.
One of the suggestions for this week’s theme was to capture the experience of waiting. This is the option for me.
On this Sunday in January, the family and I went to a local Lima amusement park called La Granja Villa. This location was a delightful way to spend a Peruvian weekend and I’ll try and remember to post more pictures about our stay.
There was one ride – and one passenger – that I simply had to capture on
film bits and bytes. He is waiting so I belive he fits the theme, but he is not someone I would expected to be on this ride.
This gentleman is certainly waiting for the ride (and dare-I-say, “excitement”) to start. I also like this photo for the theme because I believe that this image shows a man who can look to his past and see the fun he once had at parks like this; but he also continues to look to the future to see what other fun he can still have.
I also like this guy because he is on the bouncy mechanism by himself. He did not strap himself in to be with his son or granddaughter. NO! He took his place on the far left-hand side because he wanted to ride that ride.
He stares off into the distance – waiting, hoping, dreaming – for the fun that is about to commence.