Friday, September 11, 2009



In my continuing diatribe about photography, about how some pictures are merely shots of what is already beautiful, like my picture of the |Mona Lisa, which, as a photograph, is not at all artistic, since the art is already there. In this picture I get a feeling of loneliness and very exact solitude, but the building's architects probably were not after any such effect. It is the photographer that has seen something in his or her view finder and recorded it. It is, for me, art.

4 comments:

willow said...

I like it, too.

AphotoAday said...

Oh yeah, the photographer definitely chose the right time to snap the shutter on that one...

But I know what you are talking about -- just making a straight record -- nothing wrong with that either, but not quite as important as "the moment" as in the photo you posted -- when the light is doing something interesting and there is someone there to realize it...

marc aurel said...

Ah yes the light. The painter can choose the light, but the photographer has to be there at the right moment.

lakeviewer said...

Yes, the photographer has framed this view and elevated it. I've noticed you have more blogs going and coming. Good for you.