Monday, September 20, 2010

Dog Time

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”
Albert Einstein 1879-1955

This is a 20 second time exposure of the California coast after sundown. The rocks are steady, the ocean is a blur and to the right you can see a double image of a dog watching the surf. The dog stared at the ocean for about ten seconds, ran to the second position and stared for a few moments more.


  1. This would be a very beautiful photo without the dog.
    The two 'ghostdogs' give it a magic touch and make it even better.
    I like the 'unexpected' in your work,it makes it stand out and different.

  2. Beautiful shot. The dog(s) give it a totally different perspective.

  3. Wow - what an amazingly cool effect! It's a magical shot.

  4. As it happens, I just posted some beach shots on my blog as well. Love the quote, as always!

  5. That's a truly lovely shot, and I like how it gives definition to the structure of time, which is something that truly isn't understood as of yet.

    Isn't that almost miraculous? We still don't know if time is linear, or happening all at once, or really much about what is possible with the structure of time.

    And you just photographed it, and made it seem accessible, and sensible. It's like a being a wizard :-)

    Hello, I was returning a visit, or thought I was. I saw comment from you on my blog and thought, "Heh, I wonder if anyone has ever told that man he looks a bit like Al Gore in his avatar picture..." not realizing that I'd crossed paths with you before.

    The second I saw the temple dog, I knew exactly who you were, though :-) Can you think of a nicer association than that? I really can't. "Oh yes, the picture of Buddha's dog!"

  6. I'm absolutely in love with this shot. It's one of my favorite photographs EVER. Perfect scene, the dog just puts it over the top.


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