Monday, June 27, 2011

Contemplative Monday



"Thinking should be done beforehand and afterwards---never while taking a photograph. The thing to be feared most (when taking photographs) is the artificially contrived, the contrary to life." ....Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer



14 comments:

  1. Which is probably why most of us end up with 10 throwaway pictures for every good one we take. But, if we're lucky, we get that one picture for the day that makes us just a little proud of our work.

    I suppose you could apply that to life, itself. Though, personally, I like a little planning in my life.

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  2. I think that's true of all artistic expression, including writing. One must get out of the way and let artistry flow.

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  3. I guess that would be so, Jim!

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  4. A pair of very nice photos this morning!

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  5. I agree,thinking about things beforehand will "alter" the idea!

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  6. Wow - what gorgeous shots! I do agree with Cartier-Bresson.

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  7. V. true indeed. I always have a shot 'in mind' before I take it.

    Unfortunately I always used forget to put film in the camera...

    ...now with digital, I always forget to charge the battery.

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  8. seems to be good advice for most areas of my life! stunning shots...

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  9. lovely
    I would be interested hearing about some of your early life jim

    how you got to where you are today!

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  10. John, I am where I am today to a lot of focusing, observing, friends (initially), and determination to evolve and grow from a very dysfunctional upbringing.....about which I have considered to elaborate through blogging. However , this would require a tremendous amount of energy on my part from which I do not see any possible benefit at this moment in time. But stay tuned, you never now!

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  11. Beautiful photos. The header is lovely.

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  12. Fantastic quote, and beautiful photographs Jim!

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  13. Okay, I need photography lessons from you. Splendid! And a great tip.

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