The Visual Science Lab by Kirk Tuck and I read this post about resetting your vision.
I love shooting b&w and I love using one camera and one lens. The post about resetting your vision reminded me of a David Vestal article in Photo Techniques magazine where he talked about shooting b&w jpegs with an older model d-slr and how it gave him good results and he didn't see the need to upgrade to anything else because he was happy with his b&w jpeg files. I guess this speaks to me so strongly because it takes me back to my b&w film days and I often carried around a small Olympus Stylus Epic camera loaded with b&w film and it was my grab camera when I ran across these types of images like the one above. I still have that camera though I seldom use it because getting film developed in Searcy Arkansas is next to impossible. No worries I absolutely can shoot b&w jpegs like Kirk Tuck and David Vestal and be absolutely happy with my photos and that is the bottom line anyway. I long ago came to the realization that I shoot these things on my blog for me. If others enjoy them and I hope they do that will be icing on the cake because I shot them for my enjoyment.
This photo reminded me of one of my favorite verses in Psalms 77. It is historical psalm about God leading the Israelites across the Red Sea. This photo made me wonder what it would look like if we could see God's foot prints. .....You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go.”
Psalm 77:16-19 MSG
"The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective. What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework - that to me is the art of photography." - Berenice Abbott
"Cartier-Bresson has said that photography seizes a 'decisive moment', that's true except that it shouldn't be taken too narrowly...does my picture of a cobweb in the rain represent a decisive moment? The exposure time was probably three or four minutes. That's a pretty long moment. I would say the decisive moment in that case was the moment in which I saw this thing and decided I wanted to photograph it." - Paul Strand
"For my part, I may say that before I commenced photography I did not see half the beauties in nature that I do now, and the glory and power of a precious landscape has often passed before me and left but a feeble impression on my untutored mind; but it will never be so again." - Samuel Bourne
been a great athlete myself (I was in the band) I wonder if my parents ever felt that pride. The height of my athletic career happened in 4th grade when I scored 6 points in a elementary basketball game. We lost 28-6 but I did score all of the points for my team that game.