I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty



Since I've become so addicted to photography over the past year, I have found it fascinating to read the quotes of so many photographers and this evening I will share a few more. Many of them apply to far more than just photography.


Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. ~Duane Michals



The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. ~Ansel Adams



Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film. ~Author Unknown




If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine



The fourth picture , about Smelling the Coffee.....

A thousand busy souls
up at dawn,
stretching,
smiling,
at a dark sky
shutting off
the alarm
that says
Welcome to a new day.

And she
springs up,
warm in the kitchen,
toasting here,
boiling there,
percolating,
a few wonderful cups,
bringing a flavour
to a semi dark dawn.

Curtains apart,
she glances
at the sky
and inhales....

The aroma
of the coffee
rises
palely pink
in steam
through the sky
saying,
"Sylvia,
Good morning !
Great coffee , aint it ?"....

Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at November 4, 2009

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. ~Ansel Adams



The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown

18 comments:

Dimple said...

I used to take lots of pictures with my SLR, 35mm film using camera. Then life and children happened, and I took so few pictures for so long that I quit thinking about photography as something I did. Recently I started a blog, and rediscovered how much fun it is to photograph odd things (like peeling paint!). I am glad for this in many ways!
Your photos are really nice, and the words with them true.
Thanks for the visit!

Shirl said...

Very nice shots!
No runners don't care about seeing anything but the finish line. I guarantee they couldn't careless about the monuments.

Quilt Works said...

Nice photos! I love the crimpson sky!

Janie said...

I love the line, "but not everyone has film". I sometimes think I fall into that category...

Lin Floyd said...

cool, i really want to get more into photography. great quotes

Ugich Konitari said...

The fourth picture , about Smelling the Coffee.....

A thousand busy souls
up at dawn,
stretching,
smiling,
at a dark sky
shutting off
the alarm
that says
Welcome to a new day.

And she
springs up,
warm in the kitchen,
toasting here,
boiling there,
percolating,
a few wonderful cups,
bringing a flavour
to a semi dark dawn.

Curtains apart,
she glances
at the sky
and inhales....

The aroma
of the cofee
rises
palely pink
in steam
through the sky
saying,
"Sylvia,
Good morning !
Great coffee , aint it ?"....

Kay said...

Just look at all of those amazing colors! stunning...absolutely!

mountain.mama said...

I love your evening posts, even when I don't comment. They are always inspirational.

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

what a stunning post...

breathtaking photos and words!!

it was a treat..

Sunny said...

What an intriguing woodland path. Such delightful photos.
Sunny :)

Pietro said...

Really a splendid post, Sylvia. All the quotes on photography are so true!

Kay said...

Oh no... I think I'm the one without film. Sighhhhh....

Natural Moments said...

We are all Cameras,
But most of us
Still have our Lens caps on. Therefore, we can not capture the beauty of the Moment.

Human Sight is akin to getting the world in focus within a camera. For most, they have forgotten the functions on their camera, and the world has therefore become blurry.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely sunsets. I like the walk through the forest photo too. Just the place for a seekend ramble.
Melbourne Daily Photo

kRiZ cPEc said...

Oh, will this be a regular stuff? You save me lots of times by hsaring these quotes. Keep 'em coming. :)

bobbie said...

Sylvia, I am very grateful that you have become so adicted. These are particularly lovely. Oh! That shell! And the words show such wisdom.

chrome3d said...

...not everyone has film. Hah, that´s a funny. Trouble is, film hardly exists anymore. The line just doesn´t sound the same with: ...not everyone has CCD or CMOS sensor.

Jay said...

I love the way you have incorporated the clouds into your compositions in two of those photographs. I tried to do something similar with rocks and trees - the outline of the mountains echoed the shape of the trees in front - but it didn't turn out nearly so well!

Good one!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

Portland Time