1 Photo. 53 Interpretations. How Social Media Impacts Perspective

This week, while running along Evanston’s lakefront, I stopped to admire the beautiful expanse of a vacant, autumn beach, then snapped a quick pic. I posted the shot on Facebook, accompanied by this sentence: Name this photo in 15 words or less.

My own eyes took in peace, beauty and not a little bit of loneliness, but I wondered how others might interpret the same scene. As it turns out, my eyes missed a lot.

Here’s that photo, along with 53 interpretations in the captions below:

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