While strolling on the terrace today,on this bright chilly morning,I was struck with an idea and it’s about ‘Capturing time’!!Quite bizarre yet intriguing.
A show in a Discovery channel(discovery science may be,not of course ‘wild’,i don’t remember)once showcased a concept of travelling in time.Stephen Hawking,the great scientist had some of his theories presented along with part of the narration for that show.I was quite moved by his theories(as i am always)and that affected me.One very interesting quote of his(that I heard in that show) is somewhat like this:-Thus we can travel to the future by just moving fast in present…Quite true scientifically(as his theory suggests) and also morally.
Another show that motivated me is an episode of “Time warp”.I am speaking about these awesome shows because these are the ones that motivates me to think constructive and can do for others as well.Anyway,that episode(that I watched half,unfortunately)showed a concept of observing time phases through shock waves in air and water.The word ‘warp’ itself means, ‘A hypothetical discontinuity or distortion occurring in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another or suspend the passage of time.’The vibration and the spreading of the waves setting in motion the atmospheric particles was what made the way.Next is you photograph the pictures of the different phases of the vibration and study those to unravel few mysteries on time.
However much from a student of arts,I am not supposed to bore deeper correctly into this matter;and I leave it to the science students to do.
Well lastly one thing I unfolded from all of this along with a little thought of mine is that a moment can also be captured in a photograph.We jump,we play,we travel…and why always the surge to photograph these activities?(Even the use of cameras hiked so much these days that not only your digital camera,web cam,phones or televisions have it but the pens and lipsticks have it too,although some are for deviating causes)And whenever something good happens or bad, why do you run to fetch your camera?Why do we capture the pictures of our loved ones even though we have the real person with us?And why do we so popularly take ‘selfies’? It is all to capture that very moment of good,bad,love,the way we look at that very second,and all…….-its all a means of capturing “TIME”,as I will like to say.
Time,I heard passes in graphic modules in one direction only,and is the 6th dimension of our Universe while the things around passes and grows with it.So if one can capture a drop of water falling on the ground,at any phase during its course of falling,the state at which that drop is,is also a phase at which time is, during its course of flow.So when i capture the drop at say t second I actually capture an instant of time say @x unit and that too with a regular phone camera.Quite interesting and all you need is eyes to see and a camera 🙂