When thinking about the subject matter for this week’s photo challenge, I came to the realization that most of my photography as a amateur hobbyist is about capturing pictures of something that I am experiencing from a transient perspective, even if that transience is simply from the perspective of my own experience and circumstance and not necessarily because the physical scenario that I am dealing with. For example, if I were to go to a new place or a place I do not visit often, perhaps, as a tourist, I would be more inclined to take pictures of that place than somebody who lives in that place and sees the same thing day after day. The experience is transient for me and I am trying to capture my transient moment with a picture.
But this definition might be too broad, and might indeed be true of the mindset for all of the pictures one takes! This viewpoint is not limiting enough to provide some sort of focus. For the purposes of this blog, I will share some pictures about the transiency of the sunrise and sunset, and of fog, and aircraft in the air. If you are not there at the right place and at the right time, and under the right conditions, and if you do not react when needed, you have missed the transient phenomena. You do not know how long you will have to wait to encounter the same situation again.