In The Sun
So I was at the beach this past Saturday. We were there taking pictures of an Amusement Park that was closing after being open for 50 years. There were tons of people there. I think I seen more cameras that day than I've seen in my whole life. They were there trying to capture the place before it was demolished.
So me and Angie were actually at the front of the park taking pictures of the roller-coaster that was coming by. Then came the news crew. They started asking Angie a few questions and then asked if they could interview her. She looked at me and I smiled at her. She about froze up and acted pretty nervous through the interview.
So after she is interviewed the reporter looks at me and asks, 'You want a chance at this?' I acted a little unsure and finally told the guy, 'Yeah, I guess I'll do it.'
So they change angles and after asking me my name the guy is like, 'Ash, What does this place mean to you?'
I begin telling him my heartfelt story about why I had such a close relationship with this amusement park that would soon fall. I told him I actually met my girlfriend at the park when I was 13 years old. We were out there trying to capture some last minute photos to keep the memories strong for a lifetime. He looked over at Angie and asked 'You met her here when you were 13?'
I smiled and kept the story going. He ended up asking me how I felt about the park coming to a close. I told him we would always have those memories regardless if it was here or not.
I really didn't think those guys bought my story. Specially since they interviewed Angie first. Who knows? Maybe they didn't. It still made for a great story.
So we get back just in time to watch the news. And sure enough there it is...my story about how I met Angie at the amusement park so many years ago. After my initial interview they cut to some distant shots of us. To end the news piece they cut to some of Angie's interview where she sounded a little choked up when it actually her just being nervous.
I fell in the floor watching it. I really did.
Camera: Canon EOS 20D (Canon)
Focal Length: 200 mm
Exposure: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 7.1