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  •  Oh thanks, but believe me when I tell you that (12+ / 0-)

    my photos don't do justice to the beauty there. That's not modesty talking. I'm constantly frustrated that I can't take a picture that truly captures what I'm seeing. I don't think it's even possible in most cases. Cameras are amazing instruments and they continue to get better all the time but there are certain limitations that I don't think can be engineered away. I've tried to figure out what's always missing from my pictures but haven't been able to put a name on it, let alone fix it. But it's the best means I have so I'll continue using one, at least until I learn how to write. Some writers capture nature with their words far better than any picture I've ever taken. Sometimes I read something and just have to smile because the words are so perfect. I admire them so much for that skill.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon

    by burnt out on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 12:32:16 PM PDT

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    •  I know what you're talking about. I think (10+ / 0-)

      the problem is we are collecting such a tiny piece of the place we are, we lose the context and the feel of the whole. Including smell and temperature and the texture under you feet. And distance. Pics are terrible in accurately expressing how far things are.

      That's true for any kind of art. Writing is a better medium than photos in many cases because it can evoke mood and emotion and bring in previous experience, so we can relate. Some people have more talent there than others. That's why I use photos ;-)

      The reality of photography is it can never replace actually being somewhere, not video either. Mostly pics bring back memories for people who've been there, and it's the memory that fills in all the missing stuff you're talking about. But pics are better than a dot on the map, which is what the middle of the country was for me before I started reading the diaries of you folks who live there.

    •  agree about the cameras. it's just not the same (11+ / 0-)

      In all my photo diaries I always try my best to give a sense of being there, standing next to me, as I shoot the photo. But it's never the same. There's not the same sense of depth or sweeping vista--all the camera can show is what's in its narrow field of view.  It's like pushing a window between yourself and the sky.

      But alas for most of us, seeing photos of places like this is the closest we'll ever get.  So we must make do.

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