This image struck me in a way I couldn't quite pinpoint, but my fellow editor, James Cheng put it well, "It's a very simple image, and the sky makes it." We then attempted to compare it to elements of Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper, with Dali's sky. I suppose the takeaway is that photographer Darrin Lupi has given us a very cleanly composed, pleasant and painterly image of a quiet winter walk.
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An elderly couple walk their dog along the promenade in Sliema, Malta, outside Valletta on Dec. 30.