Thrice thwarted

This is a shot I took last summer at Dow's Lake in Ottawa during the annual Canadian Tulip Festival. I got a bit tired of looking at tulips, so I decided to turn my camera on something cooler and calmer for a break.

As I was walking by the pavilion, I saw this scene of a tethered boat right away as an abstract. It happens sometimes that you can visualize an image as you want it to appear, even before you lift the viewfinder to your eye. This was one of those times.

It may be cheating to go back to the archives, but I think I can get away with it because this image has just been selected for publication in the third issue of Photosho, a magazine highlighting the work of Canadian photographers. I'm pleased that the shot was chosen to help illustrate the theme of "Water" -- and it was an extra kick to see that it appears in the preview for the issue.