November 20th, 2014 … Connection: You and Your Work

06-14-0157-EditIt is said that a photo speaks 1000 words. Perhaps that’s true and perhaps photos speak more than 1000 words. It’s a futile task to describe a photo in words because it is a different language altogether that defies descriptions. It is best just to accept the photo as it’s own reality and let it seep into us and answer the questions we have of it and even the questions we haven’t thought of to ask.

For me, some photos or images as I prefer to call them , mark a distinct period of time. I mean when I’m making images there sometimes happens a moment of revelation. It’s like a Deja Vu kinda thing. I am feeling completely aware and conscious of the here and now and of having my camera at hand.

When I say camera at hand, that means I am aware of the total process of my photography being present in the here and now. So, when I frame and release there is a sleeping excitement about the experience that I long to see. I’m not saying that this occurs all the time, just that I am aware that it does occur. When I get to LightRoom  and look at what images found me, I sometimes suddenly feel this anticipation about seeing which photos bring back the experience.

This is not to say that it’s the only way to work and that other images aren’t worthy of coming to life, just that these images are my Observations and I feel completely connected to them. I feel connected to other photos also but they don’t talk to me the same way.

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The interesting thing is that many of my Observation photos become popular all over the place except home because I’m supposed to be washing the dishes and not playing with my computer. That’s another kind of observation we need not get to deep into.

I have more to say and I’d love to hear from all youse so I’ll do more today and continue in the coming daze.

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6 thoughts on “November 20th, 2014 … Connection: You and Your Work”

  1. Great shots Don, and you describe a great feeling that occurs occasionally for me too. My technical skills are still developing to be able to make the setting changes on my camera without much thought to be able to get the image I want. But when it happens, I can remember the moment when I took the photo quite well.

    1. Walter,
      That’s really the defining factor and what it’s all about. We all have distractions all day long but when the Moment arrives and you are in it and also aware that you are, well. Glad to see that you are so highly tuned in.
      don

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