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.