Surely there have been Worldwide Moments throughout history. Whether they are collective moments of peace, victory, and pride or even moments of mass fear and terror. Our lives are made up of moments: compelling and unforgettable.
Today I experienced a serendipitous moment when I tweeted about today’s photo. I needed an idea, some inspiration. I had spent all day editing photos from my latest California teen photo shoot, so my brain wasn’t focused on shooting. There were some great ideas, but the one I connected with the most was a Worldwide Moment set to happen just hours after I sent out my tweet. Perfect.
I set my timer, tweeted that I would join, and enrolled my family in participating. When the clock hit 8:09 pm Eastern time, I was already grabbing some shots. Since it’s a moment of worldwide peace, I decided to capture the diversity of hands in our own little circle of a family. That’s what you see above. (Unfortunately I had the wrong lens on for this shot and couldn’t hold the camera high enough while including my hand in the shot. Next time.)
Manual: Flipped to Page 90 in my Nikon manual—Custom Settings. I’ve read this page before and played around a bit with changing the flash level on my camera. Right now I have it zeroed, since I rarely use the flash anymore. But I’m thinking it might be good to have it set to a negative level in the off chance I do need to flash something outdoors for fill. Just a thought.
Images: Looked at images from Scott Bourne’s Collectible Prints online. Inspiring. Then looked through PhotoFocus flickr pool images. Some amazing shots there. You may want to check it out and join. I did.
Until tomorrow, create moments that will last!