As we approach Canada Day (and also Independence Day for my friends south of the border), our thoughts turn to celebrations and outdoor fun! This shot, taken at the Navy Pier in Chicago was taken right around this time of year a few years back. Though not Canadian content, it has Canadian colours and was taken by a Canadian girl!
Trying to compose images that will evoke feelings or create moods is probably not the right way to go about things. Instead, I am learning to take pictures of scenes that stir something inside me right there and then. More often than not, that will translate well into print.
Rather than trying to manufacture emotion, let's show that which resonates within us.