The man knew this would make the perfect picture.

Rays from a violet sky slithered over gentle mountains to dance delicately across the azure lake. A charming colonial lighthouse adorned the foreground.

Recalling the rule of thirds, he shifted his camera. Nah, the trees took up too much frame. Zoom in. His parents were setting up their picnic on the little bench. Why was his son standing alone? The boy was a mystery.

Anyway, back to selecting the viewpoint.


Why choose a viewpoint rather than be the view, the boy wondered. In a quest to freeze a moment of life, why forget to live it!


In response to Bikurgurl’s photo prompt for 100 Word Wednesday, Week 15

3 thoughts on “The photograph

  1. Ah ha! Composition of the image is as important, if not more so, than the image itself. Where the frame ends, where the image is framed, the foreground, background, details, color…..I love the composition of your tale!! Thank you for joining us again this week 🙂


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