I participated in the ADay.org project to photographically document daily life from around the world on one day: May 15, 2012. I guess I was over-thinking the whole thing when, the night before, my sleep was interrupted by thoughts about what I was going to do. I’d even thought about taking the day off and just shooting. Instead I went to work as usual though frustrated that I did not feel inspired. Late in the day, however, it dawned on me that I was trying too hard. I grabbed my camera and, while my machines were doing routine work, walked around the building. I got a few good shots and steadily grew more excited. Leaving work I headed toward the lakeshore, hoping to catch a large commercial vessel near the horizon. What I found was a beach and breakwall busy with (mostly) young people enjoying a very warm (79F degrees) afternoon by the water. That’s where, though I made more photos after I left, I got my favorite ADay shot of my day — the picture you see here.