Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Transitions, Ahwahnee, California  2009

Transitions, Ahwahnee, California 2009

1/160 at f/5.6, focal length: 50mm, ISO 200, Aperture Priority,
- April 1, 2009 6:09pm PDT. Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Hand Held

Transitions abound in daily life. Sometimes the transition is so subtle, that you only notice a total transformation in retrospect. Like comparing your life 10 years ago to how it exists today. And sometimes a transition can be so abrupt that it smashes you square in the nose. Our economy anyone?

This image of a moth taking refuge on the outside of my bathroom window is comprised of a few transitions. The obvious is the transition of color and tone. Green/Dark to Yellow/Bright. Second is the transition from inside to outside separated by a pane of glass. And third, the most important, is the transition of life. Moths, once emerged from their cocoon, only live for a few days to mate and then their life is spent. This moth's life has long since passed, decomposed, and become a part of the earth. Another transition. Life is full of transitions. Reflect on them. Make pictures of them.