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Objects in Motion

  • Mar 10, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Sir Isaac Newton famously and notoriously expounded on the phenomena of objects in motion. Galileo and others pitched in, then Einstein added a bit about relativity to the discussion. Regardless of who said what, I think what they were all trying to say (in their ever so crude way), is that everything is in motion, while at the same time, everything else is not. A quaint notion, and certainly one worthy of consideration, but pencils, paper, and dusty books seems such limited tools for the subject. Consider what grand works they could have produced had they traded graphite for a full-frame digital sensor.

Whether it is water flowing like silk through a motionless canyon background, or a sprinter frozen in space against the ground blurring by, nothing illustrates the relative relationships of time and motion like a camera. Aperture, shutter, and tripod are the essential tools; but it is the artistic eye of the photographer that decides what is in motion and what is not, and how others will be led to perceive that frozen moment in time and space.  Think Einstein's imagination captured in images.

This is a study intended to use the camera to capture what we do not ordinarily see - the separation of relative motion in time. Our eyes cannot see it, unless we add that fabulous tool of the camera to reduce those four dimensions to two. Capture your imagination's images of objects in motion and explore the possibilities. Submit up to four (or so) images to [masked] no later than Sunday evening, please, and plan to share in a lively discussion of seeing what we cannot see unless captured through other's camera-eyes.

 

David Garcia

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  • Robert C.

    Our Meetups just seem to get better all the time. David picked an interesting and did an awesome job running the "show". LOTS of great photos and examples for the theme. Food and drink - great! Thanks to all who shared. Donations for the site - thanks so much to all who contributed.

    March 11, 2014

  • David G.

    Thanks all for a fun evening. Lot's of great photos and comments from everyone. I appreciate the fabulous turn-out and enthusiastic contributions. See you all next time!

    March 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Drive on! Ha!

      March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yo David!!! Nice!!! Thank you Robert and Jill for the space and logistics! Great stuff everyone!!!

    March 11, 2014

  • randy s.

    Very good meet up this week, fun subject and lots of good images shared. Thanks David, Robert and Jill.

    March 11, 2014

  • Mick B.

    Nice supportive and insightful folks. Many with a great deal of knowledge at their disposal, but none who beat you over the head with it.

    March 11, 2014

  • John S.

    Totally excellent. I am really impressed with the quality of the photographs participants submit!! Thanks David for a good job presenting.

    March 10, 2014

  • Stuart R

    Objects in Motion was a great meetup. Great people, good comments and critiques. Great photos. and I learned a bit about using flash, different flash Synchronization. All in all, a Great meetup.

    March 10, 2014

  • Mary

    excellent meeting!

    March 10, 2014

  • Ellen

    Darn! Pet emergency so can't make meeting tonight. I was really looking forward to getting involved with this group.
    There will be other opportunities I'm sure.

    March 10, 2014

  • Shawna

    I'd love to go, and even took some appropriate photos here in NYC, but am not going to be able to make it. So bummed!

    March 7, 2014

  • Charlie C.

    Nancy and I will be there to see what it is all about.

    March 4, 2014

  • Aaron

    Have plans Monday.

    March 4, 2014

  • Gladys L.

    I am leaving town, again, the 10th.

    March 4, 2014

  • Robert C.

    Sometime in March is going to be the new date! February came and went. The person who conceived of this idea is moving to Scotland (Tom Ryan) and that changed things completely.

    February 21, 2014

  • Stuart R

    Is there a date for this meetup? Title says 'Sometime in February' ... February is running out of 'sometimes' to schedule meetups in. :-)

    February 15, 2014

  • Robert C.

    One of the things we always suggest is that we all take new images for each event. It's not always practical, but it lends a freshness and enthusiasm to each new Meetup. And taking new photos of the "same" subject months or years later - well, we're different than we were even a day before! There's the time/motion theme again.

    December 15, 2013

  • Stuart R

    This sounds like an interesting Meetup for the Bend Photographers Group; I have already identified a couple Motion study imaged in my photo library.

    December 15, 2013

  • randy s.

    Great subject, looking forward to this meet-up. Thanks David.

    December 15, 2013

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