Just being, being there, is it the same thing? Being in the moment, capturing the moment, is it all the same for those of us who love photography? We exist in the moment. We may want to think of ourseleves as existing on a linear time line. Born one day, dying another. The essence of photography is just being. Just as we exist in the here and now, so do the images we capture. The moment we create the image, we exist in the being of that moment of existence. People will ask me why I love photography. What is it that excites me about this art form? It is the moment of capturing the existence of being in that moment of capture. It is as if I am capturing time itself. For me it is a lifelong memory trigger of capturing the moments of time that I existed in. My images can always transport me to what exactly was going on at the time of my being in that moment. That is one of the gifts I enjoy from just being in the moment of taking that image. My being in love with photography.
The images associated with this entry are from venues found within New Jersey. I personallly find this state a vast treasure trove of inspiration. For those of us who want to know the vague specifics, prime lenses and one wide angle zoom lens were used. to capture these random images. 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 12-24mm 4.5-5.6. All Sigmas. I've been playing around with Sigma lenses along with the Sigma SD1 camera. There is something quite compelling about this Foveon sensor found only in Sigma cameras. But, I've already covered that in past posts.