Time

November 2, 2014

Famers and Merchants National Bank Clock in Winchester, VA.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

There are many ways in which to measure the passage of time-clocks are but one.  And with the ending of daylight savings time this weekend comes the reminder that the use of clocks is entirely a human-made concept.  For more interesting reading on this and other time-related subjects, please check out Scientific American: A Matter of Time-It begins, it ends, it’s real, it’s an illusion It’s the ultimate paradox.

Bare tree branches on a cold, windy, autumn morning.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

The changing of seasons is nature’s way of measuring the passing of time.  Experiencing this is predicated on living in an area where there are noticeable differences in temperature, rain, snow, and/or daylight.  In some parts of the United States, fire is a season.

Bachelor Boarding House foundation at Oregon Ridge.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Rusted mailbox and cobwebs.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Renmants of the Boarding House hearth at Oregon Ridge.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Rusted license plate bracket.

Copyright 2014 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Changes to the human footprint via the decomposition of physical structures and objects are yet another way to mark the passage of time.  The four photographs above are from Oregon Ridge, which is located near Hunt Valley and Timonium in Maryland.  I have been making images there since the days of using film.  In fact, my first successful example of photo story-telling involved the history of Oregon Ridge and contained images of the buildings long since gone.  These are digital images and the movement from film to digital is the final measure of time to be mentioned here.

Take care.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: