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Don't just keep looking

Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer »

Make sure you take the time to capture what you are constantly looking at. I don't know how many times I've past something that I always look at
and yet didn't take the time to bring the camera to it. This is right outside the studio door from me, next to my favorite donut store.
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Cool shot. For me, the way you used the reflections makes it more than what it initially appears, but that goes right back to Seeing and not just Looking.
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It's defintiely an eye catcher. I've made it a practice to photograph anything I see and say hmm i wonder. I don't wonder any more. I just take a photo and then see.
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Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Make sure you take the time to capture what you are constantly looking at. I don't know how many times I've past something that I always look at
and yet didn't take the time to bring the camera to it. This is right outside the studio door from me, next to my favorite donut store.
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Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Make sure you take the time to capture what you are constantly looking at. ...

Well said! S-
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"Make sure you take the time to capture what you are constantly looking at."

Going to try and remember this. Good advice, good capture.
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Post by Charles Haacker »

minniev wrote:Cool shot. For me, the way you used the reflections makes it more than what it initially appears, but that goes right back to Seeing and not just Looking.

Minnie very often says exactly what I would have said. Because of a certain malaise of late I haven't made a lot of pitchers, but dark place or no I confess to a persistent failure to SEE. I have an idea I would not have seen this, so now have to wonder how many other interesting shots I have bypassed because I failed to simply see them. :oops:
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I have often said that some of my best pictures are ones I never took. For example, while walking through woods many years back, I heard a crashing noise to my right. Then a small heard of white tale deer leaped gracefully across my path about 5 yards ahead. I had my camera and was about to take a photo but a small voice in my head said: No, just look and remember. That's what I did. And I still remember.

I realize this is different from Ernst's point; his advice is why I keep returning each morning to the same beach and rock formation to try to capture whatever it was I wasn't able to get before. It reminds me of a quote from Edward Weston (I am working on Minnie's current Master's Project): "The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself..." Each time I go to the beach, things are different, either the light, the water, the grass, the blending and weaving of all these parts and I eagerly await the magic revelation on my computer screen of what I had captured, only to murmur "Not quite what I saw." I keep going and looking and snapping. As for substance and quintessence, I doubt I will every capture that. There is joy, though, in the hope and expectation.

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Matt Quinn wrote:I have often said that some of my best pictures are ones I never took. For example, while walking through woods many years back, I heard a crashing noise to my right. Then a small heard of white tale deer leaped gracefully across my path about 5 yards ahead. I had my camera and was about to take a photo but a small voice in my head said: No, just look and remember. That's what I did. And I still remember.
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I've come to learn this lesson the hard way, trying to take everything and missing so much along the way.

Thank you for the reminder there's more to this life if we stop to look and enjoy! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn »

You're welcome Steve. I am currently reading "Why Buddhism is True," by Robert Wright. Looking is easy; seeing is hard. But we have to look first. Matt
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer »

I found many years ago when I'm asking myself ( why are you looking at that ) without any answers, until sometime down the road the answer is given.
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