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Subject: Re: [OM] Sausage Making
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:16:55 -0700
On 6/24/2015 2:10 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
I realized that I may have been making a mistake. I posted a
comparative picture of an unedited photograph. In fact, I've done that
a couple of times. It is a mistake because in the making of art, the
process should not be known or visible. It takes the magic out of the
magic. It's like knowing the secret tricks of an illusionist.


I will continue to do so because I believe that part of my reason for
existence is to teach and to share. I am not the only person in the
world who takes hundreds of thousands of really boring pictures. By
showing the before and after, and maybe giving a few clues as to what
I did and how I did it might help inspire others to do the same. I
think Moose does about the same for similar reasons.


Annie Dillard says "Give It All, Give It Now", and I believe her.

Most of the time, my edits and efforts are hamfisted and frankly not
very good. But by continuing to shove pixels around, I eventually get
something to work well and all the half-successes are just steps on
the ladder to getting there.

I am commonly embarrassed when I look back at stuff I posted in the past. But as you say, I wouldn't be where I am now without them. :-)

I've also been posting a lot of stuff, lately, to judge interest in
what to display for sale. Pictures that aren't getting much attention
or shares will not be printed, but those that do will. Simple as that.

Possibly a shame, You've posted enough lately that, although very interested, I've not had a chance to digest and comment on in a broader perspective. But I have looked at them, so the clicks should be accurate.

But I'm not telling the paying customer how I did it.

 Photographically Philosophical Moose

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