The New York Times invited everyone with a camera, amateur or pro to join them on this Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 (U.T.C./G.M.T.), to make a simultaneous visual record “A Moment in Time” with the idea being to create an international photographic mosaic cemented together by the common element of time.
Just before 10 o’clock this morning I walked down to the river behind my house and shot this picture of a Canadian goose. Having just finished watching the morning news about oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and car bombs in Times Square, it was nice to quietly sit for a few minutes and to watch a life form that was oblivious to the world beyond its peaceful little piece of the river.
I sent my picture in to the N.Y. Times and who knows if it'll make it onto the mosaic. Doesn't really matter in the long run. It was the idea that mattered and it did get me down to the waters edge and it did get me to slow down and to connect.