Niagara scenery photography has been a passion of mine over the past two decades. I think philosophy and photography are closely linked! Morals, pride, the skill, the art, the passion, and the wisdom that go into taking good pictures have indeed a lot to do with each other. I take pride in my work.
The caricature of an over-equiped camera man is not me. I am uncluttered. What matters is the pictures, themselves, whether it's for weddings or for scenery. Well, weddings not so much now, since I injured my shoulders, but I still have a passion for pretty scenic pictures with my little digital pocket camera. I'm proud of the images I get without all that messy photographic paraphernalia to lug along, like some photographers do.
So, I don't have a studio or a fancy office. My studio is my camera, my office is my computer. I don't deal in fancy "accoutrements", just nicely composed pictures which [I confess] I enhance in Photoshop..
I don't face the pressure of a "career" anymore . I handle my photographic pastime on my own terms, and I get results which I know are -- pretty good!
If I were Cyrano de Bergerac [in Rostand's play], I might say, "I have a nose for pictures!" Cyrano was concerned about substance and not the frills.
Excerpt from: Cyrano de Bergerac , Play by Edmund Rostand
[Original French 1897 - Eng. Trans. 1954 by Anthony Burgess]
Valvert on Cyrano: "In boorish clothes, no gloves, no frills, no lace,
No ribbons, no trim knots upon his sleeves...no white coat!"
Cyrano: "I wear my decorations in my mind.
Clothes make the man, and so I have to be
More careful if less vain...
What shining gems I own, I wear inside. [ The First Act ]
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