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Something happened along the way
What used to be happy is sad
We shot this in a park on a cold, rainy, Saturday night during the ’08 Thanksgiving weekend. Tanya and I had become regular collaborators and we had set out to create more images for my balloon series. In this case my little red headed step-sister was a fabulous trooper. The park was attached to a school that was nestled inside an older neighborhood. The 40° temperatures and misting rain added a bit of challenge to this guerrilla shoot, but that added to our creative inspiration.
When the time came that I was ready to publish our piece I was struck by the emotion that we had captured with this image. It reminded me of what one might be left with after the end of a fun (party) romance. The title of a favorite song came to mind which I thought fit the scene perfectly.
A bit more back story; I did a horrid job with the initial photograph and failed to capture the evidence of the dreary weather conditions. Much of what you see I had to add via Photoshop. I’m kind of proud of my restoration success to that end. I hope that you approve.