Sunday, January 23, 2005

This Moment

"In Flight" by Wes Aldridge

This simple photograph shows the value of a split-second. One second before or one second after and it would not have the same impact as the shot shown does.

The line to the right is a power line that is motion blurred from tracking the pigeons with a slow shutter speed to catch their flight action. It plays into the shot with the Rule of Thirds, a basic photography technique that draws the eye to a focal point in the plane of the shot. The line in this shot seems to me like a threshold of some sort. It draws you to the future action of the flock of birds. Through the motion in the frame you know that the birds are about to fly by the powerline. It is a simple story of nature and the motion of birds in flight.