Quotes and thoughts for the day

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  1. sumi

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    Awww [​IMG] That is happiness, right there.
     
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  6. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning Sumi,
    I really like your post this morning!!
    Hope you have a blessed day today.
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    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]O LORD God, the one from whom every blessing flows, readjust my values from the greed of this world to a holy set of financial convictions. Conform my character to the godliness that Jesus demonstrated in his daily life. Teach me the contentment that can only be found in you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
     
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  8. Seymore

    Seymore Out Of The Brooder

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    As a PT photographer, Ansel Adams is an early photographer that I respect and admire his work. Look him up, if you're interested. BTW, he was almost a concert pianist in his 20 and 30's, but chose photography.

    There's a paperback Autobiography about his life... It's a good read. I snagged some quotes that hit home, made me think more about how I compose a shot and see the finished shot before I even put my eye to the camera. (shoot ol'school dSLR, mostly... not happy with the quality of todays film or cell cams.)



    Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?

    Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

    There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

    When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

    A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.

    No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

    You don't take a photograph, you make it.

    In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

    To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

    There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

    You don't take a photograph, you make it.

    It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

    A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

    Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

    There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

    No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being

    Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.

    Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

    The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

    Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

    Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

    Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

    Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

    Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.

    Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

    I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it.

    I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

    Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.

    I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!

    Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and the wonder surrounding him.

    Notebook. No photographer should be without one!

    The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

    In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

    We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.

    It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

    The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.

    When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.

    I never know in advance what I will photograph, ... I go out into the world and hope I will come across something that imperatively interests me. I am addicted to the found object. I have no doubt that I will continue to make photographs till my last breath.

    These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. They in turn seem to be aware of me.​
     
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  9. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning Seymore! Good quotes!!
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning everyone, happy Friday!

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