Weekly Photo Challenge -On the Move
“I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.”
This week Cheri’s Photo Challenge asks us to illustrate movement. I enjoy the challenge of depicting motion using technology that is basically designed to capture a still moment (or at least it was before video became so prevalent). The shot above captures the intensity of the firefighters rushing INTO the fire I was driving away from. I was amazed at their courage and dedication as they hurtled forward toward the danger.
Doubling the challenge, I’m also responding to Ailsa’s Travel Theme “Rivers”. The shot below, of a ghostly ship passing through my composition of the Hong Kong skyline at night, was captured on its lovely Pearl River.
“Progress and motion are not synonymous.”
Below, in the same skyline, the movement is seen in the clouds above the city. During the long exposure needed to accommodate the darkness, the clouds were moving quite quickly. I always find it amazing that clouds pass so visibly in a photograph, since the naked eye sees them as a bit more static.
“We see in order to move; we move in order to see.”
Motion can also be depicted in the abstract, shown below in a shot I made by moving the camera very slightly up and down during a long exposure. I liked the way the yellow reeds caught the sunlight, drawing them out from their grassy surroundings.
“What-ifs and could-have-beens are not the way to move forward.”
Finally, perhaps the easiest way to illustrate being on the move, the use of car headlights as they pass through a scene. As you can see, this shot of downtown Charleston was taken during last year’s holiday season.
“Life moves on and so should we”
To catch some other blogger’s on the move, click here.