Alone on the Horizon

Alone on the Horizon

“…Photography is a response that has to do with the momentary recognition of things. Suddenly you’re alive. A minute later there was nothing there. I just watched it evaporate. You look one moment and there’s everything, next moment it’s gone. Photography is very philosophical.” - Joel Meyerowitz

4 Comments

  1. Paul March 13, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    I think that moment that he speaks of is the moment when you are really ‘there’, really present. It is that moment when the labels drop away and you get to really ‘see’, such as you did, Monte! Great photo to go with the quote!
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    • Monte Stevens March 13, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Seeing is what it’s about and the only way we can see it is by being there. Have a great day, Paul!

  2. Earl March 13, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Monte, wonderful photo!

    Not to get too far out there, but I think it’s not just us it’s a cosmic dance…there are moments in this ever changing universe when things intersect, such as these wonderful clouds on that horizon with just right lighting. It we are aware, really present as Paul described, we can recognize and capture a moment in a photo before it is gone. Then the universe moves or we moves….

    If we’re keenly aware we can sometimes predict these intersections and be ready “the moments.”

    Joel says it better…and shorter. :-)
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    • Monte Stevens March 13, 2012 at 10:43 am #

      We photographers are a philosophical bunch, before, during and after we press the shutter. Pretty cool if you ask me!

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