Pictures are funny things, aren’t they? They capture a single instant in such a way that we can see a lot about what was going on, perhaps even a thousand words worth, but they never tell the whole story.
The flight path for the Blue Angels comes right over the Kingdom when they are visiting the nearby navy base. They are loud, but you can’t see that. They fly gracefully and swiftly, but you can’t see that either. You can imagine both those things when you see this picture because you’ve been around planes before and you know they are loud and fast. But, without that prior knowledge, what would you see when you look at this picture? Some planes hanging against a clear blue sky…
Also, what about the rest of the stories going on just outside the frame? The Little Prince jumping for joy as the Angels went roaring overhead. The jester snapping pictures hoping to get a couple that weren’t blurry. The neighbors coming out of their houses to watch the show. None of these facts are pertinent to the enjoyment of the photo, of course, but they do add a different dimension.
Can you see the little prince pointing and laughing?
And that makes me smile.