Images Of Then, Now
Pieces of time
that can be shared in a future ‘now’. That is one of the magical
qualities I find in photography. I can even plan ahead, to collect a
series of nows that we can all observe in this now.
I was drawn
to this particular rose because of it’s depth of color and variety of
textures. It also got my attention by being the only bud on this
particular bush. The trick was to be there, when the sunlight was there,
too. The window of opportunity is open for about an hour in the
morning, and maybe 20 minutes in the evening if one wants to see the
sunlight turn on the light of this rose.
in my coming and goings, if I happened to see the sun beams move across
this rose, I took pictures. Thinking that It would be nice to show it
develop and blossom over a three day period. I am glad I did.
have been looking beautiful in the sunlight with their recent cover of
snow. I can’t resist stopping so I can focus my attention on composing
an image that captures something of what I see and feel when I look at
these magnificent volcanic, and geological wonders.
the camera adds it’s own elements to the image. It did when , on a rare
occasion, I was up early, taking pictures in the morning sun and the
lens produced a little rainbow when the sun angled across it.
I was driving
down a side street, off Hilltop Drive, where I saw these three palm
trees rising high above the houses in the tract below. I had to stop and
get a few shots, to use as a graphic for an upcoming project. What fun.
I was part of a small aviation club in Northridge, California. We were
very fortunate to be able to observe, and follow, the first manmade
satellite programs, beginning with the Sputnik missions.
What a thrill
it was to see sputnik travel across the sky, and hear it beep on a
radio. The second Sputnik had a dog in it. The dogs name was Laika.
This touching video is a rewrite of Laika’s story...
LAIKA from Avgousta Zourelidi on