I took this shot not shooting for this challenge, nor seeing the concept of distance and only thought it was a very warm moment of a father and a son spending time together.
However, the more I started thinking about it, there are several concepts of distance within this shot, both literally as well as figuratively. There is a distant sunset (obviously), as well as Whidbey Island off in the distance which creates the horizon line. More so, I started thinking about the relationship between the son and the father. Even though there is a certain closeness they share, there is also a vast amount of distance between them in age, ideas, thoughts, and priorities in life. I just hope that the DPC voting community sees this, otherwise this will probably bomb…
The shot also reminds me of the song by Harry Chapin, Cats in the Cradle:
A child arrived just the other day,
He came to the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew,
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."
We should all relish the time we have with our children while they are small and still want to do things with us. They grow up so darn quickly…
Dedicated to my son Andrew. He use to love to fish.
Shot with a Cokin Sunset filter.
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