This week, I’m taking part in The Daily Post’s photo challenge by “letting my inner world and the outside one converge in a photo.”
For this week’s challenge, Ben Huberman, an editor at WordPress.com/Automattic, put out a call to share a photo that has a strong connection between what we see and what was felt as the shutter button was pressed.
Huberman says that photos show us the surface of things, but they often tell much deeper stories about the objects they depict — and about the people who take them.
For this challenge, my mind immediately jumped to a photo I snapped in Paris, France, a few years ago. After enjoying a late meal somewhere in the Bastille neighbourhood, my wife and I wandered the winding streets, trying as best we could to blend in with the Parisians.
With no particular destination in mind, we stumbled upon the Seine River and walked alongside a dinner cruise ship slowly making its way up the river. The air was warm, the street-side cafés were alive with people enjoying after-dinner drinks and buskers were preparing to begin their evening shows.
For me, the photo shown below captures some of the magic of that night; our inner-wonder and thrill of exploring a new part of the world converging with a mystic moment. With moments like this, it’s easy to see why Paris is still known as The City of Light.
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