“Always remember your focus determines your reality.” Qui-Gon Jinn
Effective focus is the heart of photography. Without it, a vista can be simply a blur of colors. But when captured with crisp, precise focus, the vistas become places to re-visit time and time again.
Still, I prefer—when out in Nature enjoying the silence—to focus on the little things. The smaller “views” that can be too easily overlooked. The bird chirping on a wire or visiting at an open window. A bee buzzing about a flower. I love the wonder of the small views of Nature I can capture in a photo.
Flowers themselves, in glorious, magnificent detail are my favorite subject. I agree with Georgia O’Keefe about enjoying flowers: “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
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A FEW QUOTES ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” Marc Riboud
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” Eudora Welty
“Photography takes a moment out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Dorothea Lange
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Ansel Adams
“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” Richard Avedon
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photography. When images become inadequate, I will be content with silence.” Ansel Adams
“Photography is an act of observation. It has little to do with the thing you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Eliot Erwitt
This post is my response to Tuesday Photo Challenge—Focus.