Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hoarding images

July 13

Yesterday walking through the woods, I thought I always carry my camera eager to capture every beautiful thing that I see because I know how short lived these things are and by photographing them I get to keep them for later when I am no longer here in the location where I found these things or when someone has bulldozed over these precious lands and developed the property into a development.


Then I thought I should limit myself to just three shots, and become much more careful about what I capture. I am gone hogwild with digital imagery.  How easy it is to manipulate; I am cropping and enlarging all the time.   I need to be more discriminating, or more patient.  I am such a restless person, pacing back and forth, walking here and there, swimming up and down, instead of just sitting waiting for something to come to me. I am yearning to go out and find it.

Indian Pipe
Unknown lepidoptera


Penelope Cake said...

Its like a tightrope - that line between being and doing. I think that impatience is a big part of creativity. You SEE something and want to DO something with it. But sometimes the seeing is enough.

Patricia Markert said...

Thank you, Pen, for your comment.

Paula's Postings said...

Hello there I just popped into your blog and would like to say your photographs are beautiful.

Patricia Markert said...

Thanks, Paula.