Thursday, May 6, 2010

Capturing Light

I've had a request. Rayna Iyer from Coffee Rings Everywhere asked me to post these photos. Do you suppose she likes them? I thought that a poem would be nice to go along with them.

Capturing Light

I stand at the wall staring across the desert
Into the void of night
The peak of the mountain will soon be alight
But no one will be looking when it is.
Their eyes are trained on the sky.

A small pop
A line of light
And eyes follow it upward.
I put my camera on full zoom.
Violent explosions give birth
To delicate and temporary works of art
I press my shutter button.

-Marjorie Napier-



The poem is great as are the excellent photographs. Loved the post.


Peggy said...

I love this!

Cruella Collett said...

I don't think she likes them - I think she LOVES them. As do I, by the way :) The poem is very nice too (perhaps you should write a photography manual in poetry? )

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

The poem is so good, and I love the pictures I have tried 5 years in a row to take pictures of fireworks and it never works- YOURS look like giant dandelion seed puffs I love them.

Clarissa Draper said...

Those pictures are amazing. I can't believe how well the camera took fireworks.


Marjorie said...

@ Yvonne- Thanks I'm glad you liked it.

@ Mom- :-)

@ Mari- Well, Im glad you do. That would be an interesting manual wouldn't it?

@ Whisper- The trick is you have to have 0 camera wobble. OTherwise it just turns out a mess.

@Clarissa- 0 camera wobble and knowing when to press the shutter button is key. The Shutter speed is slower so as to take in more light. The delay makes it harder to get a crisp photo that is snapped on time.