What do you think about when you see this photo?
Barrels, obviously. Lefts. That pretty blue water and how it compliments the sky. And that’s the beauty of photography — it pulls you away from reality for a moment and brings you someplace else. In this instance, it brings you to a place where everything is perfect. A definite upgrade from reality.
Now let’s talk reality. See that guy in the photo? What do you think he’s thinking about in that moment? Barrels, lefts, pretty blue water? Maybe, but probably not. Probably, he’s thinking about calzones. Or the movie Her. Or about how his ex’s mom was a bitch, but gave really good birthday presents. The mind has a tendency to wander — it pulls you away from reality for a moment and brings you someplace else.
Think about that next time you’re someplace perfect. Actually, don’t.