Blink and it's gone
Delray Beach, FL, December 25, 2007, 16:12:21
There are two types of scenes:
- Those that will still be here if you return tomorrow
- Those that are gone in an instant
Hovering over this scene, I thought about the possibility of coming back another day and pointing my lens down at the same patch of formed concrete under the swimming pool stairs. Same concrete, but I'd probably never be able to replicate the shape of the waves, the reflections of the light, and the way the two conspired to paint a never-to-be-repeated picture.
So I stayed. And blinked. And squeezed the shutter.
Your turn: A moment that's quickly lost. Please discuss.
One more thing: I was very busy with media stuff this week. The Apple iPhone announcement resulted in a quick blast of journalistic attention. I'm sifting through the pile now and should have some links to notable quotes and interviews posted here in the days to come.