Sunday, October 30, 2011

The More You See


“You learn to see by practice. It's just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it.”
Eliot Porter

36 comments:

Dawn said...

I am adoring this capture Randy! Briliantly beautiful!!!
Completely made my day...

Cindy said...

Beautiful golden leaves against a brilliant blue sky. I love the quote, thanks for the inspiration!

parker said...

A very nice quote and very true!

These turned leaves presented against the blue skies are an excellent visual example. They also say to me 'Fall has Arrived', in a well composed photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very wise words from Mr. Porter Randy, and you looked around and spotted something very lovely today, the gold leaves against the blue sly look wonderful. Well spotted.

Eyeliquor said...

Beautiful capture Randy!

Judy said...

Since I started my blog and started taking pictures, I found that I see way more than I ever did before and take lots of pictures. I figure with the digital cameras now...film is cheap ;)

Lowell said...

A very apt quote! And I think you've taken it to heart...this is wonderful...love that blue, blue sky!

Regina K said...

Wonderful prose. So true, one of the reasons I love CDP and blogging.

cieldequimper said...

I love Eliot Porter.

Sometimes I think I only see through a camera now, if you see what I mean!

Lovely colours.

Your request for more autumn in Versailles will be up tomorrow. No blue sky though and no sunshine anymore though.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I think that is very true! I need to practice more macros and more portraits and more landscapes and more street photography and more and more and more!

Traveling Hawk said...

...the more I like your photos, Randy!

Ron said...

I like this shot. The contrast between the leaves and the blue sky is great!

Lúcia said...

Love the quotation you chose for today's post! ;-)

Sonya Heilmann said...

That's great advice.

VP said...

Great contrast of gorgeous natural colors...

Sharon said...

So very true! Such beauty against that gorgeous blue sky.

Luis Gomez said...

It is so true. Great image Randy.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

I agree with you, the more I shoot the more I am willing to shoot. I really enjoyed your photo, simply and beautifully.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Y las hojas se van poniendo rojas, para al final caerse.

Saludos y buena tarde de domingo.

Birdman said...

He's dead wrong when it comes to GOLF though. hahahaha

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

As a photographer, I think it is possible to see things not usually noticed, whether it is detail or b/w, or color, or reflections...

Mr. Porter is correct!

Bises,
Genie

Marty said...

yes, that's true ! Lucky is everybody who can see !
this is a beautiful image! love the colours of the leaves on that blue sky!
wish you a happy next week and many shots !!!

PauloSilva said...

Lovely post. Have a nice day.

Maria said...

The right words!
Beautiful pictures!
Maria

Magpie said...

Such a lovely pop of color against that beautiful blue sky.

RedPat said...

That looks like our day here today! Love the quote.

Thérèse said...

Very much true! and for the better...

Ignacio Santana said...

Preciosa toma, Randy...también me han gustado mucho las instantáneas sobre los pintores...muy buena serie!!!

Un gran abrazo!!! ;)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

My philosophy is 'shoot everything!' Love this shot!

Farmchick said...

I like the contrast of colors in this shot. Shooting everything is what I like about photography. Anything goes!

Stephanie said...

Amazing colors! Love that blue sky. And what a nice quote!

Michaele said...

Truer words were never spoken. The great part is, it is the only real work I REALLY love. You are good at it.

Teri said...

Nice how you have captured this image and how it just happens to be complimentary colors too! (Blue and Orange!). Isn't nature amazing, how she knows to put things that look good together??? Nice eye, Randy!

L.D. said...

This is great. The contrast of those two polar opposite colors is fantastic!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The two colors mix well ...

Carola said...

Yes, the more you see - so true. Beautiful shot. Perfect this orange leaves against the deep blue sky.