Ray B.

Do I enjoy my perfect photographs.
perfect subject,
perfect lighting,
perfect composition.

I then raise my camera,
release the shutter,
and that original moment
in time is gone forever,
never to be repeated again.

That short delay of the shutter,
and dust on the lens,
the printer’s inks,
and even the texture of the photo paper,
all conspire to distort my “perfect image”.

It is with this in mind,
that I sincerely hope
that I can transport the viewer back
before the shutter release,
before the raising of the camera,
to a moment in time that is gone forever.

Ray B.
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