A Moment in Time

Taking a photograph captures a particular moment in time. This is how things are, just as the shutter clicks, and it will never be exactly the same again. The light will change, shadows will fade or darken or disappear, the wind blows, and things will move….

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2 thoughts on “A Moment in Time

  1. Dapplegrey–This is really a nice photo (the second one). I’m glad you added the thought-provoking cue about time and change. In my work I am currently researching a chapter about the history of calendars; our attempts to impose order on a disorderly cosmos, and thinking about the passage of time as part of the natural order and the measuring of time as a human construct. Your picture encapsulates at least three scales of natural time, likely more. Rust, peeling paint, even the deterioration of the bricks encompass long periods of time; the shadow of the twig, like an accidental sundial, will move with the hours, and the tiny spider, ready to dart behind the hinge in an instant, represents the most fleeting of moments. This could be an illustration in a translation of the Tao. Nicely done!

  2. Thanks for all that! It is actually one of my favourite photos – and one that I find lingers in my mind. Glad you liked it and for so many interesting reasons.

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