Weekly Photo Challenge: Time(Lapse)

This week’s photo challenge theme is Time. 

Time, time, time- what is time? Is is just another dimension of the Universe that we can feel but we cannot see?

Time can be extremely frustrating- running away from us all the times(!) that we want it to stay and overstaying its hospitality when we want it to leave.

We’ve been told that we should enjoy every moment as if it is our last and yet we will almost squander away time on irrelevant nonsense. David Eagleman’s Sum has one enlightening short story (read here) which talks about how much time we spend on our daily normal activities.

This week I’ve been ensnared by the morning sky- for the second time in a week I sat up in the terrace just before dawn waiting for the sun to creep out of the horizon. The result:

What depicts time more than the passing of time?

From Darkness- It’s about 20 minutes before sunrise- all cloudy
Suddenly at about 10 minutes before the sunrise, the sky is awash in colour
But that show of colour is brief- here the small orange speck is the sun (you can see it at around 17 seconds of the video)

Somehow timelapses always remind me of Philip Glass and his music


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this time lapse! You nailed it – “What depicts time more than the passing of time?”

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much- it just felt right. I was sitting there and literally just watching time pass in front of me!

  2. Lav says:

    It is so beautiful! Eternity in a few seconds!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks 🙂

  3. Nirmala says:

    Very remarkable! You seem to have captured essence of time in that video

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you- it was an amateurish attempt but it wasn’t too bad 🙂

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