Sun rays pouring over Bow Bridge in autumn. Central Park, New York City
I was stuck without a working internet connection at home since early Monday. Thankfully, it just got fixed a few hours ago which means I am now catching up with the past week and my overflowing inbox.
This past weekend I went to the 2nd Google Plus NYC walk, the Maker Faire and was also fortunate enough to visit the new 9/11 memorial. I will be posting photos from all of these events/places in the coming week.
If you are curious to catch a preview glimpse of some of the photos (which I am in) taken by some other brilliant photographers from the Google Plus Photowalk, feel free to view my profile photos on Google Plus where I have uploaded them with info about the photographers in the captions/comments:
I also just found out that I am one of the featured artists on the newly launched site Sociolog+ which you can view here: Vivienne Gucwa’s Photography on Sociolog+. Exciting!
Due to my feature on Sociolog+, I have had quite a few requests about one particular photo in my portfolio there so I am going to re-post a post from a few months ago with the photo and the writing that accompanied it for the benefit of newer people. Enjoy!
It was one of those days where there was just a bit of briskness in the air accompanied by the last pangs of summer heat. I didn’t go to the park to take photos (even though I had my camera). I told myself I was there primarily to walk around and enjoy the last remnants of warm weather. I took a moment to rest on the grass. As I looked to my right, the most magnificent rays of sunlight started streaming over Bow Bridge illuminating the people in the row boats and the water on the lake.
The ability to capture these uniquely experienced moments is at the core of photography. Cameras become jars with which to capture moments that flicker like fireflies. In this way, photographers are moment collectors and dream catchers. Every collected moment and every captured dreamscape is the result of the tiny flicker that catches the photographer’s eye in such a profound way that it becomes an impossible feat to deny the urge to embrace the moment by capturing it in a photo.