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This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge from Ann-Christine is “Future.” Ann-Christine writes, “The future is the period of time that will come after the present, or the things that will happen then. Maybe a second away, a week, a year, a decade.”  I’m playing very fast and loose with this week’s theme.

It’s said that a red sky in the morning portends a storm. If that’s true then a clear golden sunrise must mean bright sun for the future hours of the day. Here the future is measured in hours.
San Francisco Skyline taken from Point Cavallo. SF Skyline sunrise 1 copy

In sports the future outcome can hang in the balance seconds away or quicker than the blink of any eye.
Gregor Blanco breaks for second base. His future success or failure is about 3.3 to 3.4 seconds away. Breaking for 2nd

The future outcome can be even shorter than a second. A fastball takes .4 seconds to reach home plate after it leaves a pitcher’s hand, but a hitter needs a full .25 seconds to see the ball and react.
Brandon Crawford watches a pitch. Crawford at the plate

In hockey the future is decided at 90-miles-per-hour (144 km per hour). The difference between a goal and save can come down to fractions of a second.
Antti Niemi eyes the puck. Sharks Goal Save

Kari Lehtonen’s future fortune or misfortune is measured in milliseconds Dallas goal save

The future can be indefinite as in the case of sage advice. A mural on Vesuvio’s wall offers some wisdom to keep in mind for the future.
Vesuvio’s Cafe, Jack Kerouac Alley, North Beach, San Francisco CA. Time for a martini


19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83 – Future

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Loved your sports futures Paulie. The fastball equation is crazy!!!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Tina for visiting and commenting. The hand-eye coordination of hitters and hockey goalies has always been a wonderment to me. It is a gift.

  2. aekshots says:

    Nice take on ‘future’ Paulie and good shots to go with it. Well done.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words. When I first saw the topic I almost decided to punt (pun intended) and wait until next week.

  3. I really liked this post! Very fascinating perspective. And in being married to a sports fanatic, I know that yes indeed the future can be determined in the tiniest millisecond! (actually, as in life itself)

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words, for visiting and for commenting.

  4. PS: I love the mural too 😊

    1. Paulie says:

      That is a very cool bar with an interesting history. I’ll be posting more photos of Vesuvio and North Beach soon.

  5. Cheers! Excellent take on the future prompt! Plus a martini at the end, nice!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Shelley for visiting and commenting. Nothing like a martini at the end!

      1. You’re welcome, thank you for the cheery welcome to your blog!

  6. Very necessary. I’m caught in the past of a football season that was, and stuck in the present of a groggy Monday, thinking about ways to ensure better energy on future morns. This helped me with my … perspective. 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Tom. I’m glad that I’ve been able to perform a public service. Here in the Bay Area the postpartum from football has shifted to the hysterical. After turning a 4-12 season to a 14-4 season some folks are calling for Shanahan’s head and calling for the 49ers to sign Brady and dump Jimmy.

      1. Oh, those fickle fans!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful captures!

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you for the kind words and for visiting.

  8. pattimoed says:

    Talk about a fast reaction time! Yikes. The future is upon us so quickly on the baseball playing field. A great take on the challenge, Paulie. 🙂

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Patti. Yes I’m in awe of the prowess, god or nature given, that athletes possess.

      1. pattimoed says:

        Absolutely, Paulie. Me, too.

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