We will never know why the chicken crossed the road. Maybe it was lost. We can be more certain about history’s explorers. They crossed continents and oceans in search of gold. Me, I crossed the Atlantic just to see what it looked like.
The evenings more often than not, looked like this. An attractive and ever changing subject (the sunset) combined with a moving camera platform (the cruise liner) to bring two types of SlowTV together.
Like all shoots this one served up some surprises. A tripod and a level made sure the camera was parallel to the deck. But the deck was not as parallel to the horizon as it seemed at the time. As for the sudden shifts, they were not icebergs. They were the ship’s stabilizers. It is always something.
This two minute movie is the very brief version of a fourteen minute clip. It opens on the first stable frames of the clip and ends on the final minute with two looks into the middle. When I say SlowTV is the evolving picture this is the sort of picture I am thinking of. And now that I know what the middle of the ocean can look like I am always ready to take another peek.
Please join me in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (run your finger down from the tip of Greenland until it is about even with Charleston, South Carolina) for two minutes of a particularly lovely sunset.