Quote Originally Posted by photomc
Don't you think it has a lot to do with the fact that the view camera is more deliberate? The image is upside down, the darkcloth - "blocks" (for lack of a better term) the distractions and since it is a one sheet of film, one image situation you spend more time 'seeing'. With the little LF that I have done, I have noticed a Big difference - the mistake I make is trying to shoot at least LF and MF or 35, which I have found does not really work. Just some thoughts....
Mike,

I think that you identified a key point...at least in my opinion. The fact that the image is upside down gives enough time to keep the mind from immediately saying "ahah...that is...(fill in the blank). It is this pause that allows one to get into composing forms and voids...light and shadow...as opposed to trees and sky...building and grass. In other words the "naming" is a block to experiencing directly.