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Gallery Seven: Making time count

Photographers must work simultaneously with light, time, and space to express ideas. Time is by far the most precarious of the three. We can make adjustments in light and space at our leisure, but capturing the moment in time that best defines an idea is always elusive at best. Perhaps that's why so many people carry videocameras when they travel -- they record time continuously. On the other hand, still photographers hold a significant advantage over videographers. Their cameras can capture a single moment forever, chemically or electronically, in far more detail and clarity than any video camera can. Still photographers can interpret the actions, reactions, and interactions of people everywhere, forever freezing a moment in time that can best tell the story. Still photographers can also record movement as a flowing impression of time, rather than a frozen moment. Here are examples of how I use time to express ideas, generally selected from my archive of digital travel articles posted at

This gallery is presented in "blog" style. A large thumbnail is displayed for each image, along with a detailed caption explaining how I intended to express my ideas. If you click on the large thumbnail, you can see it in its full size, as well as leave comments and read the comments of others. I hope you will be able to participate in the dialogue. I welcome your comments, suggestions, ideas, and questions, and will be delighted to respond.