Fleeting. After reading Danielle’s post on the philosophy of photography — and her thoughts on taking photos to help us be…
Fleeting. After reading Danielle’s post on the philosophy of photography — and her thoughts on taking photos to help us be more present and mindful — I’ve been thinking a lot about the fleeting moments in our days, and in our lives. The quiet, precious moments between the ones we love. A hummingbird in the backyard, among the blossoms. Chalk art on the sidewalk, with broken bits of colorful chalk left there, by the kids in the neighborhood. Or perhaps a glimpse into a rare occasion: A friend who never dances, grooving around on the dance floor. Forty-thousand fans cheering in a stadium, after a pitcher hits a grand slam. Or the sight of a double rainbow.
Fleeting may also make you think of movement and change. I took the photograph above near the Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin, Germany, one evening. It’s a busy station, and I enjoyed standing in one spot for a while, watching the trains — and street life of Berlin — pass me by.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment.
- Experimenting with shots of movement.
- Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action).
- Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.).
We think this theme is open to many interpretations and look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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