I was the only one at the bus stop this morning. It is bitterly
cold. It was just above freezing with a nasty breeze. That is the
worst. Just below freezing, all the moisture exits the air. Just above
freezing, the air is full of moisture and feels twice as cold as it
really is. If only it had been just a bit colder my face might not have
hurt. My fingers might not have hurt. The rest of me was warm.
I watched the vehicles driving by in the cold. Somehow I could just
tell they were cozy out of the wind, in their heated portable home.
The sky was gray. The people on the bus were quiet and to the point.
One lady sat on her knees and waved to someone across the street. Her
face glowed with the realization that whomever she waved too saw and
recognized her. She was pretty for that moment. Then she went back to
gray a moment later as the bus pulled away. How am I supposed to
capture that with a camera?
I believe that still images will capture that beauty of the moment much better than a video. It is difficult to control and capture that moment of beauty via video. That's why films need directors and editors. It is so easy to loose that moment in the bazillion frames flipping by. Video or film is not a forgiving medium. Any one can get lucky and capture a moment with a candid shot. It is more difficult with a video camera.