Tuesday, February 5, 2008

32 seconds.

It seems so purified in my mind thinking about Kevin Jorgeson on his midnight stroll up the east face of the Grandpa Peabody Boulder. A short memorable moment against the biggest harvest moon i've ever seen rise and the quietness of the the valley floor. I set up my camera to capture this, knowing still, that it is impossible to actually capture time. Time is funny like that. When you try to reach for it, it is already passing you by. This may be my favorite thing about life. It is also my favorite thing about photography. I had Kevin hold his position on the route for 32 seconds to expose the night and Mount Tom. I watch as the shooting star burns out over the right side of the frame and it reminds me that this moment isn't actually frozen.

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The sound of the shutter closing wakes me up from my dream. 32 seconds of time holding on for me.

The shot was chosen for a 2 page spread in the "Basecamp" section of the newest issue of Climbing Magazine.

8 comments:

sock hands said...
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sock hands said...

you're soft old man! i hope you made him hold a pose on the mandala for AT LEAST 3.2 MINUTES.

as i said before, amazing shot.

climbingnarc said...

Very cool!

wadedavid.com said...

cool photo Andy "The Terminator"

Anonymous said...

any chance you could make this picture hi-res so i could use it for my desktop? that would be amazing!

Dropknee said...

shoot me an email.

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if i "shoot you an email" too, I must say the pic is truly amazing.

Dropknee said...

for sure. and thanks!