I love the power of the camera to freeze a moment in time. When viewed by the photographer it represents a slice of reality -- time stands still, captured in the moment that the shutter was pressed and light was passed to film or sensor. A moment that we then attempt to share with others in the hopes that they can see reality as we saw it; that they can see time as we saw it; and in the ultimate triumph, that they can feel the moment as we felt it.
Sometimes we succeed and sometimes, well we fail. Still, we keep pressing the shutter.