Sunset at Chinde Point in Petrified Forest National Park.
I have been mostly working on my Foggy Morning Marsh pictures, so I decided to give you all a break and look backwards. It can be embarassing, but also comforting to know that I have made at least a little photographic progress since about 2016.
“…creative living is a path for the brave. … And we all know that when courage dies, creativity dies with it. We all know that fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to dessicate in the hot sun.” – Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic
“You yourself are unique–you have ways of seeing your world that are unlike those of anyone else–so find ways to more faithfully express that, and your style will emerge.” – David DuChemin
“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” — Julia Margaret Cameron
“I do not document anything, I give an interpretation.” – Andre Kertesz
“What matters is not what you photograph, but why and how you photograph it. Even the most controversial subject, if depicted by a sensitive photographer with honesty, sympathy, and understanding, can be transformed into an emotionally rewarding experience.” – Andreas Feininger
“Nature has explained to me many things that books alone could not give me. Science and nature have given me the most interesting hours of my life.”
— Roman Vishniac
“Logic will never change emotion or perception.” — Edward de Bono
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. … If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” — Goethe