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#2647 - Monday, November 20, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee

The Nondual Highlights    

Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

  "What makes photography a strange invention is that its  primary raw
materials are light and time." - John Berger  

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. - Ansel Adams  

  photo series by Bob O'Hearn 

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need  less
imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But  in
photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking 
before you learn to see the ordinary. - David Bailey 

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. 
- Aaron Rose 

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the 
less you know. - Diane Arbus 

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the  true
sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple 
photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production  of
a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast  improvement in
total output. The sheer ease with which we can  produce a superficial
image often leads to creative disaster. -  Ansel Adams 

hotography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is
about photographers. A camera didn't make a great picture any more
than a typewriter wrote a great novel. - Peter Adams, Sydney 1978
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the 
photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep  on
looking. - Brooks Atkinson 

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
- Dorothea Lange

by n.m. rai     
You know you are seeing such a photograph if you say to yourself,
"I could have taken that picture. I've seen such a scene before, but
never like that." It is the kind of photography that relies for its
strengths not on special equipment or effects but on the intensity of
the photographer's seeing. It is the kind of photography in which the
raw materials--light, space, and shape--are arranged in a meaningful
and even universal way that gives grace to ordinary objects.
-Sam Abell, "Seeing and Shooting Straight"

"Swans" Alan Larus photos   

I'm not responsible for my photographs. Photography is not
documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience. It's drowning
yourself, dissolving yourself, and then sniff, sniff, sniff – being
sensitive to coincidence. You can't go looking for it; you can't want it,
or you won't get it. First you must lose your self. Then it happens. 
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in
my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning
of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from
within, rather than just extracted from without. - Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When
images  become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams

  The Roe Deer  

Driving home at midnight,
a buck and two doe's at the roadside

To my surprise they did not run away
( they always do ), so I stopped

A doe walked slowly in front of the car
and looked at me for an eternity

as I am about to fall to sleep,

there's an open door
into natures grace and peace

To remind this dreamer
who she is

poem by Alan Larus 

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