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Moving Through Time
Canon EOS 5D
1/10s f/10.0 at 24.0mm iso500
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Not only the sense of motion against the frozen time, you also captured a "tunnelled" view through which they moved. And somehow another "tunnel" was also created by the way the clock hands spreaded. Sorry if I sounded strange :-)
The context in your image is indeed more specific, Phil. I took this in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in an attempt to wrap my mind around the streams of people around me who all seemed to be heading somewhere with apparent purpose, but who seemed to not take note of much of their surroundings. I wanted them to stand still for a moment and see what was around them. I'm always saddened when I sense this lack of visual savoring in large groups or just one person - and it's not like Vegas doesn't throw visual tidbits out everywhere!
Photographing blurred people moving past clocks is an excellent concept, Jenene. You might be interested in how I handled a similar concept last spring (before we began working together). I made it in the Atomic Bomb Peace Memorial Museum in HIroshima, Japan, so the context is more specific and indeed, horrific, than what you are dealing with here. See it at
JD made a good point below when he noted that in this case, it is the clock that is frozen in place, while the people continue to move. It is as if you have stopped time itself. Which, of course, the camera has.
The time is steady, and the rest of the world is moving backward ;-) Great idea, well realized.