Saturday, December 05, 2015

Why?

Andy | Saturday, December 05, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

Sometimes I don't know why I stop and photograph something like these doors. My eyes say to me... "Andy, get that camera up to your face and photograph what you are seeing." This following quote from Elliott Erwitt, photographer, helps me understand what is going through my mind. "Good visual sense probably can't be taught, not at a profound level. It’s eye, but it’s also heart. I believe I have a good visual sense of other people’s pictures yet sometimes I don't really see my own pictures right away. Years later, after I've passed over stuff and thought nothing of it, I look again and see that some of it is pretty good (or that some of what I thought was good is pretty lousy.) I just hadn't recognized it yet. Boy, I wish I knew why that was. Did I change? Did the pictures change?”

18 comments:

  1. Could be a modern painters composition ready for a museum. It would be great when you say oh that photo I made 12 years ago. Its indeed a photo that takes attention and let you look longer and longer. Why I don't know but it scores high in my vision.

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  2. Why? Because years of grunge and grime can look great through your lens, that's why!

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  3. Sometimes your vision changes with the years but in your subconsiousness when you made that photo your were touched by the image. Glad you didn't threw it away and can show it to us as an excellent photo.

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  4. I totally agree with your good eye. This is nice.

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  5. I recognise what you say, and that is the reason I almost never throw away photos.

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  6. Excelente trabalho e bela fotografia.
    Um abra├žo e bom fim de semana.

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  7. Good for you for keeping this photo, Andy. I like the texture, the colours and the lines.

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  8. I agree with you, I have experienced this at times...

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  9. Kind of an interesting image, and an even more thought-provoking quotation.

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  10. I like the pretty blue door. Sometimes when I'm hiking, a scene grabs my attention and my mind says "photograph that." I've learned through the years to trust my instinct and grab the camera.

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  11. You pose a very interesting question. I have thought about the same thing many times. I do like this photo today. There is quite a lot going on in it. It looks as though someone has been battling the graffiti makers for quite a long time.

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  12. The photographic eye: some have it, most don't. But I think to some extent it can be learned. I've seen many of your photos, and you have it. It has to do with recognizing interest, being able to quickly compose the elements of the shot so the "interest" stands out and extraneous stuff if cropped, figure out the light, etc. Like this photo!

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  13. Boy...if you figure all that out you're going to have to sit on a mountain top somewhere and dispense wisdom.
    But I've found if it catches my eye my camera will often like it, too.

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  14. It's always great when you look back and say, "what a neat photograph!"

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  15. Well said. Eyes will see a lot more if only the heart considers included.
    I like also photograph everyting like this.
    Hugs

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  16. It's the shape of the larger door that catches my eye, Andy.

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  17. Well done Andy, I know this feeling exactly I have an example posting in the week. I am a fan of Elliott E's work....

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