I thought that a shoe was an interesting place to put your cookie while waiting for the zip line. Canon EOS 7D EF 50mm f/1.4 at f/3.2 1/640 ISO 100The little girl runs to the the zip line again. She grips the handles with a fierce determination and wild smile. I reach up to steady her and she smiles down at me. "Faster this time!" and she giggles. My hand in the small of her back I push her and she flies down the length of the contraption, her strawberry blonde hair a fiery trail in the mid-morning sun. It is all freedom, and laughter, flying and exhiliration but this time she has... a cookie
I swear to you I did not pose this picture. I was out in a park with family friends and I was pushing their daughters on the zip line. Somehow taking off their shoes made them fly faster. They were enjoying it with the abandon that only children can and at one point they got a cookie from their mom as they ran back to the platform. What to do? they weren't going to stop going on the zip line to eat. They could eat on the platform while they waited for their turn and of course the shoe was a perfect place to store their cookies. I felt like this photo captured the joy and innocence and abandon of a child at play.