Musings on Photography


Posted in art is a verb, process by Paul Butzi on February 16, 2010


Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray, i.e. we are not looking for it. So, in the largest sense, we find only the world we look for.

Henry Thoreau – [Journal, 2 July 1857]

Keep looking for it.

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  1. doonster said, on February 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    That’s a very curious use of spider silk

  2. Paul Butzi said, on February 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    When I started taking more ‘macro’ photos close to my home I was startled by how many photos had spiderweb in them, said web being unseen by me but seen by the camera.

    Now I look for it specifically. You don’t have too look very hard in the forest; it’s everywhere.

  3. Paul said, on February 17, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Thanks to your New Year´s post I discovered Annie Dillard. I finally ordered a kindle with Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, amazing writing, amazing little machine. I could not be bothered to wait for an iPad with so many books waiting to be read. Last night I read the second chapter “seeing” it just blew me away as she strives to see.
    Paul Parker

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