“Would you rather be the one looking up at the plane in the sky wondering where the people are going, or the one looking down from the sky wondering why the people are staying?” -Ryan Brown (Me)

It is usually quite hard for someone of any numerous artistic forms to pick a favorite. I have snapped thousands of photos, many of which I am proud of, and many of which I could add to my top favorites. But the favorite? It may be the photo below.

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It was a cool summers day in old town Alexandria. Water from the Potomac River lapped against the gazebo, that mixed with the gentle breeze, nearly put me to sleep as I lay on the floor watching the sky. I looked up, and spotted a pigeon watching plane after plane fly by like it wanted to fly away as well. And it could fly away, but why wasn’t it? It could go where it pleased, but didn’t.

A feather, just as another plane flew by, escape the pigeon to follow the breeze, but was suddenly caught in a spider’s web. When I snapped this photo, I instantly jumped up and down amazed I had caught everything I did. It invoked a feeling I always get when I fly, watching all of the ant sized people below and wondering why won’t they just go where they want? And as I laid there, I dreamt of my trip to Thailand coming soon.

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If you want to inspire someone today, feel free to share this quoted photo below =)

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Weekly Photo Mojo is about stimulating your cortex with retina rupturing and awe-inspiring photos from around the world to help you reach Terminal Vicariosity (The point where the mind reaches maximum capacity from living vicariously through someone else, and chooses to start actually living.)

What feeling does this photo evoke for you?


  1. Britany September 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

    What a great shot! I love the contrast of colors between the wood and the sky.


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