I am as much of a fan of clever photo captions as anyone else, but could Ahni & Zoe please explain what submarines have to do with playing in the snow. Thanks.
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I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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I think it is about imagination. How kids can use their imagination when playing. I, for one, enjoyed digging a tunnel or cave in the snow using the packed and firm snow on the side of my (residential) street. The snowbank was often 3 ft or taller. This was a normal winter in Grand Rapids MN 3 hours north of Minneapolis.
It’s all about imagination, Mark. Kids can build anything with their imagination and in the mind of a child, the snow is the perfect tool for creating.
I love imagination but I have to say that my kids have never played submarine in snow. At the beach, sure. Castles, forts, angels, igloos, skating rinks… all those I’ve seen. But then again, snow is rare for us so maybe they just haven’t run out of snowy ideas yet.
Having spent my childhood in Wisconsin and playing in the snow, I can definitely see digging a tunnel and pretending the fort was a submarine – It all depends on your life experiences and what you know.
Maybe you need to be a submariner’s family like us–my boys made periscopes out of wrapping paper tubes and my makeup compact mirrors in their snow forts/submarine towers!
I see what they’re trying to do – they’re just not doing it very well. Seems to be their M.O.these days – like with their pre-printed albums…most people have to work too hard to make sense of it.