We're here to video and photograph Spencer Anderson and the skateboard he converted for 'land sailing.' We find ourselves distracted by our surroundings.
The mountains are a bit hazy still. Possibly left from the fires just on the other side of the range.
This day, this afternoon, is the avatar of tranquility, beauty, nature and civilization.
Elsewhere, (and elsewhen) things are very, very different. This classic icon, this Sunday Afternoon in the Park doesn't exist in a vacuum.
Instead it lives between much sadness and uncertainty, rare and fragile. We take a moment to appreciate it for what it is.
Mimi Ko and I, with our cameras and without our shoes, capture a bit of it to share.
Kiril and Orion wait for wind, prepare to run behind Spencer as he sails by. Later the footage will be used to create an animated segment for a Poppet-y video to be shown at VCon.
He hopes to get others interested. After seeing him in motion, I'm thinking it might be a matter of getting the word out.
It is an extremely cool concept.
Today's work was a sort of practice run, to get a feel for what we're up against.
I'm seeing we're in for some work, and some fun.
I'll keep you posted.
Oh---and of course, none of this human activity is ever lost on our little watchers.
Have a good Tuesday. Take your shoes off.