Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lazy Sunday # 376: Earthrise

It is said of great photography – “It’s not when you press the shutter, but why you press the shutter”, implying that what makes a photo memorable is less its quality and uniqueness than its ability to touch something in the human soul.

Likewise, any wise film director grants his cinematographer the right to “print” a take that might not be deemed worthy on the set. And often in the edit suite, that unnoticed something extra reveals itself to all watching as the take you want to use.

We all have iconic photos that speak to us. But on Christmas Eve, 1968 a photo was taken which continues to astonish all who see it for the first time.

It was an image no human being had ever seen before. An image which transferred all our individual beliefs, dreams and tribulations into a different perspective.

And now, NASA technology has allowed us to experience that moment as if we were those who first saw it.

It’s an extraordinary moment.

Enjoy Your Sunday.

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