Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Picturesque view of Olana
(god, I love a wide-angle lens!)
But there's the whole Persian mansion thing at Olana and finding a more complete view of it was very difficult. Frederic Church designed it that way; he wanted the landscape to be experienced in *glimpses* or a particular, planned sequence of views...
The other photographers at Camp that weekend approached their work very seriously and with tripods, lining up to take (presumably) the same photo as the person before and behind.
I wandered around and in Gorilla-photographer mode ran down this hill with arms extended... briefly considered a child-like roll, even...
(but for the camera equipment and the embarrassment of being caught in the act!)
I turned around and found the mansion perched beside a maple tree afire...
A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. ~John Loengard, "Pictures Under Discussion"