I think I have seen Glenn around here...(but I can be mistaken, of course).
These sky photographs by Bigezbear are thrilling.
Aw, you're too kind. I wouldn't be taking pictures of the sky if it hadn't been for that picture you posted of an immense expanse of cloudless blue that your daughter took sometime within the last year or two ;]
PS - Hi, Claudia and sussah! Sussah, my, how you do get around ...
Oh, and by the way, Rick ... I like it!
OK, now I noticed the link to Glenn's blog. And I was thinking I was so clever and sharp because I noticed the similarity at first sight...But I have seen Glenn's images in other recent posts here too.
I have been inspired in many ways by both of you, Rick and Glenn.
We're having this international conference call over the beauty of inspired photographs of the sky. For this conversation, I want to be in that number... sp, n.o.
Thanks all, for the kind comments.Claudia,It's more than a coincidence that I really started getting into taking pictures after meeting up with Glenn online.Sussah,Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I'll be by your place as soon as I have time to pay a proper visit.Glenn,You'll be pleased to know that my little girl continues to be interested in taking pictures (I must post some more of hers soon--she's progressing conceptually at about the same rate as me, which means she'll soon need her own blog!). It's also no coincidence that she's generally with me anytime I have a camera.Psephis,You'll make our heads swell (bigger than they already are!).
Apropos your daughter's pictures, I believe there is a freedom in everything a child does because what she's doing is something she's doing for the first time. The act has a certain purity to it. I've known adults who were capable of retaining that personal astonishment at the sight of the world around them and responding to it with an originality of vision. They amaze me. They have no internal critic shaping their vision. I don't believe I'm like that, and I regret the loss of that wonder. But, what the hell, I go on. I look at my stuff, and I still think it's pretty ;-)
I know what you mean, Glenn, and I agree. But...I look at my stuff, and I still think it's pretty... that's surely important (maybe the most important thing?) for anyone putting their stuff out there (er, so to speak!) for the world to see.
I even think that the Cafe Brasil is pretty. Gorgeous in fact, through the composition and colors as presented by Glenn. A friend of mine calls this the romanticizing of urban decay, but I'm seeing beauty everywhere. A photograph, or a scene, can also be beautiful without being pretty. On a strictly visual sense, New Orleans is constantly changing, especially these days as its being rebuilt. You should see the shots I've missed. sp
Sussah,I agree with what you're saying. If something is "true" or tells us some truth, then it's beautiful (following Keats, of course).
Well, if all that's so, then I have one thing to say to the two of you: Have I got a ton of pictures left to post!
Glenn,I can't wait to see them, buddy!