This picture reminded me of the movie “The Blue Lagoon”, except without the ship wreck, and all that weird frolicking around. I was chilling in this lagoon in the North Shore of Oahu and I remember being slightly annoyed that these kids kept floating into my shot. I remembered an old saying that goes something like “What you resist, persists”, so I took a couple of pictures of them playing around, not really expecting anything to come out of it. When I got home and saw this picture on my monitor I realized how lucky I was to have captured that moment.
The sun was low enough to paint the world with a warm yellow hue, the waves were crashing over the lagoon wall creating an effervescent feeling, a small rainbow was pleasantly sitting on the cloud at the top of the frame and the little kids were fixated on some small treasure they had just found. The picture evokes a fleeting sense of innocence that can be attributed only to childhood.
It reminds me of the first few days after my family had immigrated to the States. I was still very young and everything around me was new and held such a sense of wonder. We didn't have much, but then again, I didn't need much. I remember when I found an old lock on the ground on my way back from a park and how that simple little lock held my interest and imagination for weeks. When I think back on my youth it seems to be filled with these simple experiences.