This topic suggestion, Can a camera truly capture a moment in time?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge.
Despite being a fantastic question, with many philosophical possibilities and questions, I had to write on this topic, because it was suggested by Leonard Nimoy, who for those who don’t know is most famous for his work in my favourite show – Star Trek – as Mr Spock, who tweeted:
Today I pose this question: Can a camera truly capture a moment in time when it is unable to capture itself or its user in that moment?—
Leonard Nimoy (@LeonardNimoy) January 26, 2009
Now, I think this is more kind of getting into the realm of philosophy and I’m not really a philosopher, but I’ll give it a try.
I think that a camera can capture a moment in time, even though it cannot capture itself. Why? Because a moment in time I think doesn’t have to be a 360° 4-dimensional representation. A camera has the ability to capture incredible moments in time that sometimes can truly reflect a beautiful moment in time.