“ ‘Everything flows’ was a proverb of the ancient Greeks — everything is in constant change and motion. This is as true today as it was then and visually perceptive photographers know it — and show it in their photographs. Actually, as far as the photographer is concerned, there are two kinds of motion that must be considered: apparent and real.
The apparent motion is a manifestation of parallax: as we move, the actually stationary objects of our surroundings seem to move, too, they change their positions relative to one another. . .perspective changes, scale changes, foreshortenings and overlappings change. . .what looks awkward not may look good two steps later, or vice versa. We walk along a street, we drive a car, we watch the scenery change, we wait until the moment is right to take the picture.
The real motion, of course, is the motion of people and animals, of cars and airplanes and ships, of windblown trees and drifting clouds, of waves crashing on the beach and horses racing toward the finishing line, of turning wheels and gears, or fingers pounding a typewriter or playing a symphony. . . . It is the rhythm and essence of life.” — Andreas Feininger
The current Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s weekly Monochrome Madness will be posted later today for your viewing pleasure on Leanne’s blog. If you would like to participate and submit a photo in the coming weeks, please email your monochrome image to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to your blog or website if you have one. It doesn’t have to be WordPress blogger, it can be a Facebook page, a Flickr page, etc. Include your name or your blog name. The image size should be low resolution, so the largest size should be 1000 pixels or less. The deadline for submission is before 6 p.m. on or before Tuesday, Melbourne Australia time. The earlier the better for Leanne. If you should miss the deadline your photograph will be posted the following week. The complete instructions are posted on Leanne’s blog should you have any questions or need help. Next month’s theme will be “fences” on May 5th. There are two galleries during theme week, one for the theme and one like there normally is for those that may choose not to do a theme.
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