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Uncertainty Principle

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Camargue horse
Equus ferus caballus
Indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France.

Why I made this image

In quantum physics, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle follows from the assertion that the position and momentum of an object cannot be observed simultaneously. But art doesn’t always conform to scientific truths. In making this image, however, I was confronted by a similar paradox. I wanted to convey both detail and movement. One requires a fast shutter speed, the other a slow one, and it’s impossible to have both. But problems are opportunities in disguise. Problems serve us. They are useful. Valuable. Vital even. Problems are the source of our creativity, revealing what is fragmented inside us and what is calling us to be whole.

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