Total Solar Eclipse As Seen in South Carolina USA

The total solar eclipse over the South Carolina capitol building on August 21, 2017. Canon 5DS R, 28-70mm 2.8L

I’ve been discussing the limitations of language for some time, actually. If you stop on my home page at www.jimmyslens.com, the first image you see has the words, “There are some experiences for which there are no words.”  That’s been my experience. In the English language, we tend to overuse certain words. “Awesome” is a prime example. Most events to which that descriptor are applied aren’t really awesome at all, but are Continue reading

Time: Chaos and Serenity

A 30 second exposure of the Morris Island Light. I used a 10 stop ND filter to give me the exposure time I was after. Converted to black and white using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

A 30 second exposure of the Morris Island Light. I used a 10 stop ND filter to give me the exposure time I was after. Converted to black and white using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

You can’t stop time. Much like the wind, you can’t even capture it. The best you can do is to immobilize that fleeting impression.  Time passes. The Morris Island Light now stands in the water where  it once stood on dry land, a keeper’s house standing nearby. The keeper’s house is long gone and without preservation efforts now underway, the lighthouse would soon fall into the ocean as well. Time passes, so greet her warmly as she does so.  Continue reading