16 Seconds

Work can really get in the way of creating sometimes. This summer has been rough that way and I feel like the well has been emptied and then emptied again for good measure. So it has been hard to think of things to do.

This week, I was looking at the work of conceptual photographer Catherine Just. One of the things that I like about her work are the prolonged exposures she does and I thought that might be an interesting experiment to try here.Β 

There is nothing fancy about this photograph. Jack Henry was settling in for a nap. I set the app LongExpo Pro on 16 seconds and just waited. I watched his eyes and his ears, his breathing. The exercise also really forced me to just be. It took a few shots before I saw something I felt I could work with. A little cleaning up and there you go-

I know some might look at this and see nothing beyond a blurred image. But for me, it is a life being lived in seconds.

I will definitely be doing more of these and I think I would like to try some using a Polaroid. In fact, I can see a whole project around the idea of 16 seconds.

Today’s Dog Quote:

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating.”

– Mark HaddonΒ 

Image taken with LongExpoPro and processed using Snapseed and Provoke

For today: 16 Second Exposure

16 Seconds

19 thoughts on “16 Seconds

  1. I really like this, Meg! I like blurs & used to do this with landscapes. I like the suggestion of subject & elapsed time lending a soft appearance with your 16 seconds exposure. Cool looking image! πŸ‘πŸŒŸ


    • Oh thank you Anna Louise-I think landscapes would be a wonderful experimentation to work with. I am just really caught up with the whole idea of slow motion right now and how it can be applied-Thank you so much for visiting!


    • Yes they truly are Annabelle-though Jack Henry would tell you *his* moments are far more valuable than the little guy’s and vice versa. Anna just remains above the fray-Thanks so much for visiting and pets to all! πŸ™‚


    • Thank you Julie-this was Jack Henry settling in for his morning nap (of which there are many throughout the day πŸ˜‰ Yes, this is another app-and I find these through other Instagram feeds and just plain stumbling into them-Thanks so much for visiting-we always enjoy hearing from you! πŸ™‚

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