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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmschnute View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.

    Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.

    Now it rimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.

    Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.

    Now it rimes!

    Try again. Lee Ann Rimes, poetry rhymes.

    OK. Now it rhymes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Say what?

    You mean simply respond to what you're seeing and actually "take the friggin photo?"

    But, but... without hours and hours of interminable navel-gazing analysis? Analysis until you've succeeded in eliminating any sense of emotional impact from your perfect compositions? Until they become nothing more than volume-level cookie-cutter clinical exercises in narcissism?

    Shirley you're joking...



    Ken
    If you're taking pictures at sea, it would be naval gazing.
    Omphaloskepsis is fine, though.

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    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!

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