Elements of Photography: Air
Humans can generally survive for three weeks without food.
Three days without water.
Three minutes without air.
The significance of air to the continuation of our lives is astonishing. And yet, in todays world, the amount of time that most people spend thinking about this element probably doesnt even surpass the amount of time that wed survive without it.
Centuries ago, the classical element of air was viewed as a universal powera pure substance. The sheer importance of air to life on this planet has even been rooted in the English language. The words spirit, inspire, expire, and aspire are all derived from the root word spirare, which in Latin means to breathe.
The word Air is actually defined as a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and minute amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere.
But air can be so much more than that.
The wind, the height