I once heard Ansel Adams quoted as saying that "a photographers most important tool is his waste basket". This from someone who said he had heard it at an AA workshop - I don't think it's urban legend.
That's where a friend of ours got his Ansel Adams print.
Originally Posted by dmschnute
I want to share a phrase I learned from tgtaylor at LFF.
"A little lagniappe."
It was in a post about black borders. But I took the word to heart and apply it when contemplating landscapes.
For example, in a scene from the John Muir Trail where I explored a depression of boulders, in one shot I turned the camera to compose a shot including a shrub on the other side of a hill.
Guess I'll have to print this one to show you what I mean.
My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.
Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.
Now it rimes! :)
Originally Posted by Alan Gales
Try again. Lee Ann Rimes, poetry rhymes.
OK. Now it rhymes! :)
If you're taking pictures at sea, it would be naval gazing.;)
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
Omphaloskepsis is fine, though.
I hope I wasn't the chief navel gazer! My long post could be summed up as:
1. Do what you want to do, not what you think others might like.
2. Make intent/vision matter: my final picture has less value to me without context.
I spend an inordinate amount of time gazing at the sky and landscape, even if I'm not taking photos of it! So hopefully I'm just a distracted gazer!