I am wracked with guilt. Stupid. I have made dumb decisions in the past. I lived with them. I made one with Dave and have to live with it. Dave was ready to embark on cross country bike ride. He searched for and bought a bike – Schwinn from Target. Remember this is strictly amateur. Neither of us had any experience with long distance bike riding. In the lead up to his departure we passed a bike shop. Outside were a stack of used bikes on sale. Aha! A Trek! This was a known respected brand that I have had and Dave has ridden. I bought it for him. Better name brand, but used – would it indeed prove to be a better bike? I have my doubts now. But… Dave did ride it to California where he arrived at his sister’s home. We have never seen the bike again. It was thoroughly beaten up by the journey.

Criticism? Ha ha! On many levels… but photographically? The idea is to document. Wide angle gets you the bike but not the boy and his dad. You trade one thing for another. There is no right answer. So, just take one of each – wide angle and close-up – to cover all the bases. Composition? It ain’t fine art. But yes, the subject is more or less dead center. Boring. Move the subject to the side a little. No need to fuss. It was the story not the pics.

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