There was something about this image that evoked an emotion in me. I imagined two places in time for the same person: one where he was a kid playing with these spinning numbers on the playground practicing basic math, and another, decades later, where he was a mathematician or scientist.
These monkey bars, viewed at a certain angle, reminded me of a crawling centipede or lizard walking across a hot surface. I tried to capture that vision and cropping it like this exaggerated the low, flat crawling action.
This wheel was on the same play structure as Playground Einstein and Monkeypede Bars. I thought of kids playing pirates on this play structure and wanted to capture the color of yellow and blue, one of my favorite color combinations.
When I took this shot, as well as a few others like it, I didn't even notice the bracelet hanging on it. I was focusing on getting the repeating pattern of the spiral, but the bracelet added more depth and interest in the image.
This is the same structure as seen in Downward Spiral, but this was after I noticed the bracelet. When I saw this, I imagined some girl who had decided she was no longer interested in the boy who gave it to her. Rather than throw it away or sell it, she just left it here on the playground for someone else to find and enjoy.