Delta – capturing a moment in time

Photography captures a moment in time

This photo represents a moment in time. As I flew up the coast, on the way to visit my parents, the views from my window seat were amazing.  Who I am, what I’m doing, what I’m thinking and where I fit in the world are encapsulated in the action of taking this photo but only what I see is available to you, the viewer.

Deltafor this week’s photo challenge, Erica V asks us to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. 

The Richmond River, as it spills out into the sea at Ballina, looks to me like a brown snake wending its way through the patchwork of rural fields.  The delta is very evident from this far above and, in this way, I have interpreted the prompt in a very literal way.

Delta meaning: a triangular tract of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river

Ballina from the plane window

Photography captures a moment in time; it captures a sliver of any given movement, not the entire motion itself. Only the photographer can see the whole picture…explore the ways in which a single photograph can express time, while only showing us a small portion of any given moment.

It’s also a photo that signifies transitions and change to me.

Life itself, as signified by the river, flows on.

I’d love to know what you think, leave me a comment below.

Deb xx

Weekly photo challenge post featuring the mouth of a river as taken from a plane for the theme of delta

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  1. Beautiful entry for this week’s challenge.

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  2. I, too, can see the brown snake and the patchwork fields! Great photograph, Debbie!

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  3. I love that you turned a literal meaning into a metaphor. Beautiful photo, I’ve never seen anything like this from a plane!

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  4. So vivid! I have had the good fortune of living in what they call the biggest delta, the Ganges Bramhaputra river area. Topography i very different there. I saw the saigon delta recently from a flight. Looks this beautiful. Envy the birds for they get a better view of the world, anyday!

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  5. This is a wonderful photo and a great choice for this week’s challenge!

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  6. so much significance capture in one moment! 🙂

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  7. What a great aerial shot Deb and yes I see the brown snake. It is a beautiful part of the world though.

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  8. Beautifut Image, I can see how you see it as change, transition, movement. thanks for sharing at the pit stop
    Pit Stop Crew!

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  9. That’s such a great capture, Deb! I love airplane shots!

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  10. That’s a wonderful photo. So much to explore and think about.

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  11. Interesting to see the Richmond River from the air for the first time. Have driven over it many times.
    Your story reminds me very much of a post I wrote about Tasmania’s Meander River The bends on that are something else. BTW Deloraine is on the Meander.
    xx Rowena
    PS I don’t usually attach so many links when I read someone else’s blog but I there’s quite a synergy.

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