I am a fan of landscape photography because it allows me to capture moments when it is not possible to take a snap. Being able to capture a moment in nature is so much more powerful than being able to take a photograph of it. It is just a more intimate experience.
There is a point where the image becomes not just a moment in time but one in memory. I have had clients tell me that they remember specific moments from their youth when they were more aware of the world around them. It is a special time in our lives, so we can remember those moments and relive them in our own lives.
While it’s easy to think that we can’t remember things we once experienced, we can. The most famous example of this is the photograph that so many people have seen since the dawn of photography: the Mona Lisa. In a way, it was the first “living” photograph, because although it was a painting, it gave us a true sense of what it was like to be alive.
The same thing is true for landmarks. We may have the memories and recollections of what we saw, but we don’t actually remember it, or even recognize it as real. So when I tell someone about a landmark like the Mona Lisa, they often can’t tell me about it because they don’t remember it. However, when I show them my recent photo of the Mona Lisa, which I took in 1994, they can tell me about it.
Most importantly, though, is how we photograph our memories in our paintings. In my studio the lighting is always right and the focus is on the subject. If I try to focus on the subject in the painting, I often get it wrong. The light is too bright and the focus is too low. The same thing applies to landmarks. A landmark is always in focus and always in focus if you take the time to check it out.
A landmark is an area within a painting that is in focus. A person or object in focus can be any object or area of a painting. The focus is often a matter of perception, and a person can be in focus or a landmark. A person can be focused on a person or they can be focused on a landmark.
The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
The problem with this is that we rarely are aware of ourselves. We live in a world where we are surrounded by images that come at us like a movie in our head, and once we’ve seen them, we are stuck in the story that makes it real. We are not in control of what we see or hear, and that is why we are constantly surprised when we do see or hear something or do something that we didn’t plan on.
This is why we need to know more about what makes our images real. The first step to doing this is learning how to look at a photograph and not just think about it. So you have to become aware of the power of the visual in whatever you see. Once you do, you are free to make whatever you want out of the situation.