Knox Box of Miscellany

Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

Frozen in Time – #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

Colour&Splashes9 Colour&Splashes18Isn’t it great that technology allows us to see a split second in time? Photography can freeze things that are too fast for the human eye to take in, using fast shutter speeds. If you look at early paintings of horses at full gallop, many of them show both front legs pointing forward and both back legs pointing back. In fact, that’s not how a horse runs at all and Eadweard Muybridge was the photographer who first allowed us to see the sequence of movement. Using a bank of cameras, he photographed a galloping horse and showed for the first time, what no eye had previously been able to discern.

Since then, moments in time have been captured to reveal more of our world. I took the photos on the left of swirling coloured water. I liked the first one because of the lacy effect of the bubbles in the spilling water and the second one because of the frozen water above the glass with several droplets that have escaped. Colour&Splashes6Rotating the third image in Photoshop also gives an interesting effect!

In my ebook ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’, Daffodil finds she’s not seeing something her eyes would normally be able to see. Usually, she’d see Basildon, the A127, buildings and factories from the hill top but although she can see St. Nicholas Church, when she looks out over the landscape, there’s nothing there – just fields as far as the eye can see. If you’d like to find out why, the ebook ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ can be found here on the Muse It Up Publishing website. #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

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