Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tree Shadows, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Morning light this time of year creates great long shadows when the trees are bare of leaves and the sun angle is low. This view is pretty much right out of the camera. In my mind it is a quintessential southeastern New England view.

I wanted to manipulate it........ eliminating all color and applying an infrared filter to lighten the greenery and roadway.

Another version with just black and white and increased contrast.

This is a good illustration of the magic of photography - the ability to freeze a moment in time - in our ever-increasing pace of life,  I can make time stop moving and examine a piece of it at leisure - the light, shadow, color, angle, composition, expression, and, I can change some of those attributes if I want to. Stopping time is a powerful tool and god-like power.  All that from photography!


  1. :) Hope you approve/post this comment.

    I love these…the one in color is dreamy the latter two eerily dreamy but not to the point of being frankenstein'ish.

    As for time: one cannot stop it; it’s relative, and flexible. According to Einstein, "the dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion". So reality is ultimately TIMELESS. This sounds pretty bizarre from the view of classical physics, but from the view of consciousness theory and spirituality, it fits in perfectly.

    “stopping time is a powerful tool and god-like power” can’t be done beside after you read the statement below, you will understand why it is in our best interest that “She“ does not stop it. :)

    There are ways you could theoretically “stop time“, but many of these have hindrances as well. The most convenient way to do it is to change your definition. We don’t really need to stop time completely, but perhaps enough so that you could observe the world moving at a very slow rate. Here’s how to do it. One way is to go to a universe where the laws of physics allow for this. Another conceivable way is to freeze the universe, thus slowing molecular motion. You would not be able to completely stop the universe this way, because as of right now, zero degrees Kelvin (absolute zero) has not been reached, and it may not be possible. Another issue is that heat is an energy, and energy is only ever transferred. Because of this you would need to displace the heat into another place, but what other place would that be besides the universe, and how could you possibly do this? This applies even to removing most of the heat from objects and not all of it, so maybe we could find a way to technologically freeze a planet or a local area so that molecular motion is slower. Trouble is you would probably kill everybody; and imagine how enjoyable a nearly absolutely frozen wasteland would be.

    1. That's all very interesting but far too scientific and sophisticated for me - a photograph is still a two-dimensional representation of stopped time - and I like that. Simple.