Most people don't think about their photos to a degree deeper than some technical minutiae and the identity of the objects in front of the camera. Here is a waterfall. Here is my mom. The blacks are full dmax. Sad but true. Thankfully not universal.

I made this photo becasue I saw the collisions of pattern and color.
I ran across the park because I saw the possibility it would occur.
I was out making photographs to fight my sadness over a personal loss.
It made me happy to know the world contained this.