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The Video Still

Video capabilities are now routine on digital single lens reflex cameras and as such present the photographer with some new options.  I’ve always wanted to create images that convey something of the feeling of “being there.”  Video is often a distraction in our lives, moving us too quickly from one image and experience to the next, but it may also have the potential to enhance our ability to focus on an experience as well.  But how do you convey “action” when you’re trying to encourage contemplation.  Very carefully is I think the proper answer, so what you see here is a short, very short, experiment.  The Bridge at Gate 30 of the Quabbin Reservoir is one of the most important and overlooked locations in New England.  Here’s one effort to convey what it’s like to stand before the bridge, next to the Swift River, on a very stormy day.  (You can see a slightly larger version at my web site, under “video stills.”  This is not an HD video.  Those take longer to load and I’m just as impatient as the next person.)

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sandra #

    Love the video and its audio. Feels just like I am there. Gate 30 is my new favorite. Thanks!

    October 6, 2010
  2. jameshuntphotography #

    Thanks Sandra! It is certainly a favorite of ours. Sorry it’s such a very tough time! Take care.

    James

    October 6, 2010

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