A Quote Challenge: Day 2

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  1. Thank you for the kind words and sales pitch, although I am still going to be hunting for suitably weighty slippers before booking a plane ticket…

    There are two quotes in my mind when I am ‘in the zone’ with a camera normally:

    “The question is not what you look at, but what do you see?” – Henry Thoreau

    “I wish that all of natures magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed” – Annie Leibovitz

    The first quote describes the seeing, the thing that catches your eye in a landscape that others have wondered straight by, about noticing small things in tone, shape, pattern, line and texture.

    Annie’s quote is the hard part of deciding on all the technical means that you can employ to get as much of it into your lens and on the photograph as you can. Framing it, focusing it, deciding on aperture and shutter speed combinations that can show the viewer the vitality and essence of what you saw and doing everything you can think of but knowing that, no matter how close you can get, it’s always going to be just close.

    Size 10 UK. Should be painful enough.

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