The holidays provide us with an opportunity to sit back and think about
the things that make our lives special. With this in mind, Lowepro tasked their Storytellers
with the mission of submitting photos that embody what “thankful” means to us.

Each month, the team at Lowepro challenge their Storytellers to a mission, assigning a word or phrase and asking that we show them our visual interpretations.  Because the Storytellers are spread all across the globe, each with their own personal style, it is always exciting to see how everyone translates this prompt into pictures.  Since November is (American) Thanksgiving, this month’s cue was “Thankful”.  Following is my submission for this month’s Storyteller Mission.

I have lived in Asia for more than 20 years, and I typically see my family just once a year when I return to Canada for a summer holiday.  My dad, brother and I share a passion for motorcycles, so a number of years ago we started an annual tradition: every summer we embark on a father and sons motorcycle road trip together – just the three of us, our Harley-Davidsons and the wide open road in front of us.  This past June, we undertook our most ambitious two-wheeled adventure yet, riding for 11 days and more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) across four Canadian provinces and five American states.  This photograph of us – which I made on the side of the road outside Port-Daniel, Quebec on the rugged Gaspé Peninsula with the mighty St. Lawrence River over our shoulders – is how I will always remember us: joyful and carefree together.  And I will always be thankful for these special shared experiences with my dad and my brother.

Click here to see all the Lowepro Storytellers’ submissions of thanks.

SCOTT A WOODWARD - Thankful (Port Daniel, PQ)