Ice Shack Ice Fog Echo Lake
Still working on Wednesdays seascapes, until then here's another ice shack.
So I got to thinking today on the subject of the social medias and all whereby I've noticed a real decline in comments over on the Flickr and the Google+ Plus mostly I figure either because my quality of share has gone way down- or I'm not quite as involved in the community as I used to be. So I figured I ought to try and make the folk more happy and congenial and all and try and go out of my way to take some extra time in my day and go over and show my support for the work of others. Here's the thing- where the photo sharing sites used to be hugely important to my forming a personal vision, these days I'm trying to actually work on my own work more and even sometimes limit my exposure to what other people are doing to a point, so I'm less on the "huzzahs" and more on the "where am I going" kind of things. So then I thought to myself- if no one ever commented or liked or plus one'd an image I shared, or if no one ever read the words I wrote would I keep making them? Right. As far as I'm concerned- I would certainly keep photographing and probably if there were no other visual comparisons then ultimately I would surely find my own voice because I would be the only photographer in my known world! But I definitely wouldn't attach many words to the cause..
Let's take a step back for a second and consider this from another angle: I used to study music and endeavored to be a performer, so, if I didn't study what was being regarded as the best music then what language would I speak? how would I even approach tuning my instrument? This suddenly is going a little further then I imagined to take it, nonetheless, it's always important to check up on where the state of your art is going- my question is: to what end?
Whatever that- long story short: I really appreciate it when you guys (and gals, I always just say guys androgynously), stop in and give me a high-five for doing. And I promise to keep the good times rolling on your end as well, as much as I can- but not if it doesn't move me!- I may only be able to summon a "that's gorgeous!" -but consider that since I took the time to kudos you, that it stopped me in my tracks enough to say it.
So now back to the other thing: I'm a photographer, (here), and I make photographs because I want to capture and show moments in time that have an emotive character- moments that will give a viewer (even if it's only me (consider your family pictures)) a sensation of experiencing the scene: to feel it. So that's why I share- because I want people to see the way I see it and to say "oh that's awesome!"
Here's to the best camera club in the world: todays internet's! Now time to go look at what you've done today-