A (watery) brief moment in time
San Francisco, CA, March 2007 [Click to get wet]
Right across from the St. Regis Hotel is a neat place called the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. (Quick digression: because I'm a geek and this stuff is cool, here's the link to the Google Map so you can see it for yourself. Neat, huh? Now, back to the show...)
There's a pretty extensive set of water fountains facing the street. As the day progresses, the light plays differently on the dancing water. I didn't have much time to capture the aquatic fun, so when I had a few extra minutes, I scooted across the street and grabbed what I could.
I rather liked the sheet-like effect in this one. Of the dozens of images that I took in that very brief period, this was the only one where that weird effect presented itself. I can't explain it, and I can't even begin to wrap my head around the fact that this particular image lasted for barely a thousandth of a second, and was then gone forever.
Beauty is ephemeral, I guess. So I figure we need to capture it in our minds whenever it presents itself.
Your turn: Temporary loveliness. Please discuss.
One more thing: I've been nominated for a couple of Blogger's Choice Awards: best photo blog and best blog about stuff. I'm humbled and honored. The links are right over in my sidebar (look to the right...THERE!) If I ask really nicely, would you vote for me? Would you tell your friends, too? Sure, it's wonderful to be nominated. But it's wonderfuller (oops, I'm inventing words again) if I actually get votes. Or something like that.
I've also pasted the links here:
The lovely Indigomaia from North Carolina nominated me. Here's what she said:
Carmi is an incredible photographer, with a zest for life, for seeing beyond the obvious. His insights have often been like a breath of fresh air, giving hope to a hurting world. He uses his photographs to ask questions of his readers, questions that cause them to THINK on an introspective and meaningful level. When I read his entries, I can see that he has a hungry mind...and a caring spirit. I believe that he strives to make the world a better place, and that he and his wife are teaching their children to do the same. I find his blog to be personal and meaningful, and a true blessing to my life.Me again. I am deeply humbled when I realize that my simple words and images can have that sort of impact. It's all the incentive I need to keep at it.