I actually dreamt up this shot months before I took it. I had the boat sitting in my car for so long that it was starting to get a little beat up around the edges. Then on a walk we had with one of our friends, I decided that was the day. We went down by the stream and found a small area where the boat could be set down (it didn't float very well). Once that was done, I introduced Emerson to the boat and took the shot.