Yes, I am still here at my favorite street garden on Hoyt Street in Brooklyn. And unfortunately — while I do have a few more photos — this is the last garden photo I will be posting. Well for now
I mean a Tonka Truck, right? It’s like an iconic boys toy. I have such fond memories of grabbing my Tonka Truck and loading it with:
- Star Wars action figures
- using it as a command base for GI Joe
- running over my brothers cat (sorry Roberto)
I remember my imagination running wild. I went to Space with my truck. I went underwater with my truck. I even sat on my truck and raced it down the street.
And now for the life of me — I can’t remember where I last saw my Tonka Truck.
I guess when I transitioned into my teens — other priorities developed. And I guess, I thought that playing with toys was a childish. And that I needed to be a young adult.
But now. Nearly 30 years later. I feel like being a child, again. I want to let my imagination run wild, again. I want to forget — momentarily — about my socioeconomic status. And race my Tonka Truck down the street.
For me, this photo has walked me back to a simpler time. It has reminded me that I need to unleash my child-like imagination. And I make a promise to my son that I will foster his imagination.
And never let him for get — some of the best ideas are born from some of the craziest ideas.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo
- Camera: NIKON D5000
- Focal Length: 50mm
- Shutter Speed: multi-exposure
- Aperture: f/1.4
- ISO/Film: 100
- Lens: Zeiss Planar T* 1.4
- Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
When was the last time a photograph brought you back to a time when you were happiest?
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