“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow” – Imogen Cunningham
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“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style” – Author Unknown
Yes – a tool is just what it is … a tool … nothing more … and it’s purpose is to enable you to realise your vision and interpretation. A camera does not make great images as much as a typewriter does not produce a great novel. The result, the image is what counts – the subject or theme and of course your interpretation. It’s not “Taking a Picture” … it’s “Making a Photo-Graph”.
As Ansel Adams rightfully said:
“The single most important component of a camera is the 12 inches behind it”.
But … there are a few interesting tricks of the tool worth mentioning: in this case Long Exposures and Multi Exposures. These tricks, or better ‘settings’, can add personal expression to something otherwise a bit too ‘real’ and too documentary.
Let’s not forget the original, artisitic mandate of photography.
Let’s leave documentation to journalists, forensic science and bird watchers.
Here are some samples of horizons with these settings applied.
Klaus Rossler © copyright
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