Sunday, May 15, 2011

Capture the Moment

Your eyes are the most advance piece of camera equipment every created. They can see the slightest detail, and every flash of color. It is an incredible phenomenon that at the push of a button you can freeze that image in time; creating a lasting memory. I am a photographer and as such see things that if one isn’t look for it won’t ever discover it. Oddly enough I have found myself staring as a moss-covered wall seeing an a mosaic etched in the cement. But I also have come to find that a simple glance or a laugh can produce the greatest masterpieces.

I once saw a place that I believed to be a glimpse of heaven and I couldn’t let the moment pass me by. I quickly snapped the picture to save that memory and still today I look back at that picture with awe, not necessarily because it was well taken, but the beauty of the place. This is the photograph.


Catch every moment you can, but also make each moment worth catching. M. Scott Peck once said, “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers”. Some of the best things in life happen when we least expect it, so prepare now to receive them ( or in my case catch them).

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

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