Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Heart Slices of Life

This week at I Heart Faces the theme is slices of life.  The goal here is to find a photo that is candid and shows life as it is happening.  I actually had several pictures that I thought fit the bill on this one.   

I finally settled on this one.  I took this at the Kensico Dam Fourth of July celebration in 2009.  Something about it just captures the American life. This juggler on stilts is there each year and I love how his shirt and pants blends into the sky's colors.  
To me this just captures a slice of American life.  People coming together to celebrate the nation's birthday.  Something about this photo and that day which to me America is really all about.  Everyone coming together, spending time with families, and having a nice time on a cool summer evening.

15 thoughts on the matter:

Taleah said... {Reply}

I love the color of the sky! It just screams summer!

Nicolasa said... {Reply}

Beautiful sky! I don't know if I could make it on stilts like that man!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

What a fun moment to capture... all of those people, the man on stilts, the sky... all-American for sure. Great shot!

Tezzie said... {Reply}

Wow...that's a lot of people! Looks like a wonderful time. Great moment captured :D

Lisa Anderson said... {Reply}

Such a fun photo! Love the colors and the candid shot!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Oh, very nice! I agree!

Rachel said... {Reply}

Aww, it just makes me want to be there and enjoy the people and the show and the celebration!

Simple Girl said... {Reply}

This does look like a slice of Americana!

Janell said... {Reply}

wow what a neat picture!

Mominin said... {Reply}

Great shot!

Fotobiography said... {Reply}

Love the colors in the sky! Nice shot.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Wonderful shot... I love the colors in the sky and I love how you've captured the atmosphere of the event.

Sian said... {Reply}

Great shot, I think it really does capture American life perfectly

Melinda said... {Reply}

Love the colors!! Great job!

Karin said... {Reply}

I agree for all the reasons you said! Great typical American fair or festival kind of photo! I like it! Thanks again for your comment to me.