So many interpretations of the theme this week it’s pretty amazing. The first, and probably most obvious thing that sprung to mind was fast as an adjective. Quick, Not slow. This alone provides limitless potential with fast things happening around us pretty much anywhere, all day. Getting a fast shot here wouldn’t take a great deal of imagination, nor a complicated set-up. In fact, I raided the archives and I already have a ton of photos that would happily fit this theme.
Fast shutter, fast spinning coin, fast lens……. you get the picture (pun intended)
Alternatively, there’s the ignition point of butane – That’s pretty quick too. Quite difficult to catch this but worth the effort in the long run.
Then there’s the fast streams of molten magnesium and iron filings burning. How many more can there be.
So for this week I once again had some rather grand ideas. I haven’t taken the shot yet (in fact I’ve not even got the safety shots in the bag either) but I have been thinking.
Fast is a great adjective. It’s also a verb, an adverb and noun. Quite excited about this and definitely have something a little different to the immediate connection with speed in mind.
a chain or rope for mooring a vessel.
1670–80; alteration, by association with fast 1 , of late Middle English fest, perhaps noun use of fest, past participle of festen to fasten, or < Old Norse festr mooring rope
fast1 [fast, fahst] adjective, fast·er, fast·est, adverb, fast·er, fast·est, noun
moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker.
done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time: a fast race; fast work.
indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as of a clock.
noting or according to daylight-saving time.
adapted to, allowing, productive of, or imparting rapid movement: a hull with fast lines; one of the fastest pitchers in baseball.
characterized by unrestrained conduct or lack of moral conventions, especially in sexual relations; wanton; loose: Some young people in that era were considered fast, if not downright promiscuous.