WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: split second story


An SSS won’t take long to tell


So let’s get on with it. A Split Second ain’t long enough for one of Argie’s brief summaries. In fact it’s not long at all. Think of a moment that changes your life or the course of history itself—how long did it take for that bullet to pass through Kennedy’s brain, or the first nuclear explosion at Alamogordo? On a more worldly note certainly the first time I was ever curled up in a car with a delightful damsel certainly flew by (dammit)—

 One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste,
 One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste—
 The Stars are setting and the Caravan
 Starts for the Dawn of Nothing—Oh, make haste!

But there we go, even an SSS is subjective. Very so, sometimes. Yet often a split second exposure can capture in one brief instant the end product of hours of patient effort by Mother Nature (or Daddy Nature, if we’re into making obeisances to our beloved Politically Corrects).

Bobbing for apples, anyone?This will have to do you for now, it’s still sunny outside after last night’s frost and I’m taking my camera for a walk. A quick beak at this split second’s worth of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of effort encapsulated in a split second exposure will show you why—

SSS—given that our clear patch ain’t gonna last forever, and I live in the very bottom bit of the Mainland just above the wee island, and the breeze is from the southish.


More soon, don’t wait up …






6 thoughts on “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: split second story

  1. I like the shot of the fruzen (yes that is the correct spelling, in my house anyway) pond with the mango in it…?

    1. Oops, that mango ain’t gonna go man go, it’s a napple … Eve will have to look elsewhere for her bait this time (but the birds love ’em, on my walk I caught a few white-eyes scrumping) the last few still aloft.

    1. Just the lingering dregs—back on deck and ready to fight Tigers.

      Okay, kittens … little kittens, but nevertheless …

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