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A good photograph, like a good painting, speaks with a loud voice and demands time and attention if it is to be fully perceived. An art lover is perfectly willing to hang a painting on a wall for years on end, but ask him to study a single photograph for ten unbroken minutes and he’ll think it’s a waste of time. Staying power is difficult to build into a photograph. Mostly, it takes content.
—Ralph Gibson said that

20 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Bill Phillipsreply
March 26, 2019 at 2:15 am

I love pictures like this with huge skies

Stevenreply
March 26, 2019 at 8:23 am

Beautiful landscape under a great sky!

mhelenereply
March 26, 2019 at 10:53 am

A superb composition . Yes that’s right , you can come back to a photo later and see differently and feel something else but we don’t take as time on a photo as on a a painting !

….peter:)reply
March 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

i like this shot with a big sky Sherri… the birds are a bonus….peter:)

Stevereply
March 26, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Some beautiful content here. The curls of smoke are so fascinating.

Tom Wilsonreply
March 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Shades of primitive american painters

tatar@yreply
March 26, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Une très belle composition où l’on retrouve de nombreux éléments fascinants.

Barbara Thomasreply
March 26, 2019 at 5:33 pm

I like the composition and simplicity of this image.

Harryreply
March 26, 2019 at 9:21 pm

the immense sky makes the house and tree seem as props on a model railroad setup

Martine Girardreply
March 27, 2019 at 12:01 am

Joli paysage.

Nicoureply
March 27, 2019 at 1:06 am

Cette fume QUI sort cette petite MAISON avec L’ARBRE SUPERBE
Belle journée
Nicou

Ginniereply
March 27, 2019 at 2:00 am

I suppose Gibson is right, Sherri, but I also suppose we’d all be surprised at what HOLDS one person’s ATTENTION as opposed to another’s?!

grouserreply
March 27, 2019 at 5:45 am

Whilst there is an element of truth in the quotation, a good painting has evolved over a far longer period of time than a photograph and has layers of depth applied to it that the camera cannot match, so they are not truly analogous creative experiences, either for the creator or the viewer. In my view no matter how good a photograph is it can never match the input of the painter

Ayushreply
March 27, 2019 at 7:47 am

i love how the expansive sky blankets the scene and the bare branches of the tree is a nice touch, Sherri

ruthiebearreply
March 27, 2019 at 7:59 am

I try to spend a few moments on each photo I visit daily to find its message to me. I also spend time with my own photos as part of my artful expression. Your rural scene evokes a feeling of peace to me.

Elaine Kreply
March 28, 2019 at 3:08 am

well.. YOUR pictures are breath taking, and i was looking intently at the one above for a while.. that wee house looks almost fake! neat shot!
i actually LIKE taking boring stuff of life photos.. but i forget WHY i like it haha, some sort of trauma i’m assuming 🙂

Annereply
March 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

Beautiful composition.

Otto von Münchowreply
March 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Excellent use of negative space. Those two birds in the air and the smoke from the chimney makes the whole picture for me.

oldshutterhandreply
March 29, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Beautiful watercolour

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
April 3, 2019 at 10:01 pm

This photo commands attention! A wonderful composition and processing.

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