"Sit and Wait" by Tyrone, 15 | Under the Surface 2014
I was looking for ways to take photos of these bluegills. After spending more than 10 minutes trying to chase them around, I found that the best way to get a photo was to go where they hang out and just sit. Less than a minute later they just started to go around me in a circle. They were everywhere. After I found that out, it made me think a lot about life. Sometimes in life, we want something so bad so we just go around chasing it like a wild predator and most of the time we chase away the things we want the most. If we just sit and wait, sometimes the thing that we want will come to us with little to no effort at all. The experience of taking this picture has taught me more than I could have ever expected, so I decided to just take multiple photos and try to capture the best photo to try and make you feel the way the fish made me feel.
About Tyrone: "My name is Tyrone. I'm from Madison, Wisconsin. I like to do many things some of those things are playing sports, watching movies, and just going for long car rides listening to music. In the past, I've struggled with just accepting that in life somethings can't be changed, and you just have to find the best things in bad situations. In the near future, I am hopeful that I will finish my last year in high school and move on to a two-year college studying to be an auto mechanic and live happily with a wife and family. Taking photos and being a part of underwater photography trips means a lot to me. It gives me a way to let people try and see things the way I do, through my eyes. Every picture has a thousand stories and I hope you enjoy my stories."