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December 11, 2009


Someone once said great photography is about paying attention. This is a perfect example of that. Beautiful shot!

Excellent shot. Thanks for demonstrating how it might be done and leaving something for the rest of us to aspire to. (Sorry if that sounds like a back-handed compliment - it wasn't meant to be. I just appreciate the guidance, teaching and invitation to emulate!)

You found the perfect way to tell the intimate relationship between a man and his instrument: crop the man away.
I definitely love this photograph. As Mies Van Der Rohe stated, less is more.

Very nice.


PS. I don't want to blather too much, but you have a discernible aesthetic; something I think is quite hard to do. As both a painter and photographer, easier to do as a painter.

"Simple Isn't Always Easy" So true, but it was ever thus. When we produce something so good but yet simple in its result, we wonder why we couldn't see it before. This is true for all arts and even industry and science. There are no easy answers. When I was in a photo club, someone wrote this, "we want to achieve simplicity without monotony and variety without confusion." Your photo fits this axiom.



Thanks for the compliments, gentlemen. I wish I could tell you that all my photos display the virtues of simplicity but the truth is that I miss more often than I hit. Of course, the same was true of baseball players such as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson and they've all been successful, so maybe there's hope for me yet.

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