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Slow Brain Sunday

I am tired today, so whatever I'm doing, I'm doing slow. Worked last night at Hospital, came home, few hour nap as usual. Surprise visit today from Herself's middle brother, his partner and their children. Youngest is about 3 I think, and had great joy meeting goats. Some of the goats reciprocated, most maybe not, and she still found great joy.

And young people who are learning digital skills discover that the real challenge is coming up with an image that resonates, first of all, with your self and hopefully, with an audience. They can learn all these new techniques and think that they’re easier to use, but creating great images isn’t about the tools. - Jerry Uelsmann

Mr Uelsmann is somewhat well known for his specific works, and for opening a realm of vision for us all. He's been asked if he intends to learn the digital manipulation skills and declined; how and what he does works for him, and he doesn't wish to change at this point in his life. There are a lot of quotes from him I ponder periodically, and this one resonates with me because it touches my foundation lessons from Dad. First, learn to compose a photograph. Then, learn to control the aperture and shutter speed. Then, learn to print...

First: see a photograph, an image.

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