Saturday, March 12, 2005

Flying High

"The Flip" by Wes Aldridge

Historic Franklin, Tennessee, celebrated today with a beer/Irish pre-St. Patty's Day festival in the downtown area. Luckily enough, as fate would have it, I stumbled into the mix without prior knowledge of the occasion with my camera in my hand. This one is about simply luck shining on you and popping up in the right place at the right time.

This was nothing more than a fun day of photojournalism for me, and in no way could the weather have been any better for outdoor photography. It felt so exciting to walk through the crowded street of people and search for my shot for the day. I ended up with several shots that I have deemed blog-worthy that I might post on some rainy day in the future. It was a tough call, but the one of this little girl flipping high in the air on a bungee cord-connected jumping contraption just said "fun" to me.

I feel like I was able to catch that feeling with my camera. A true moment in this young child's life that will never have the slightest clue that a photograph was even taken of her. I love it. I am truly addicted to my profession. I have come to grips with the fact that my love of life and job are one in the same. I am certain some of us were born lucky.