The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


“The state of mind of the photographer while creating is a blank. I might add
that this condition exists only at special times, namely when looking for pictures...For
those who would equate ‘blank’ with a kind of static emptiness, I must explain that
this is a special kind of blank. It is a very active state of mind really, a very receptive
state of mind, ready at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image pre-formed
in it at any time. We should note that the lack of a pre-formed pattern or
preconceived idea of how anything ought to look is essential to this blank
condition. Such a state of mind is not unlike a sheet of film itself-seemingly inert,
yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second’s exposure conceives a life in it. (Not
just life, but a life.)
~Minor White


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brattcat said...

beautiful post.

milton said...

linda foto

Kate said...

This is a very dramatic and beautiful photograph!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful macro Carraol, and Minor White's description is exactly right!

Bob Crowe said...

Extraordinary. I love the subtle details in the shadows. I sometimes think that there is nothing new to say about flowers in a photograph. You prove otherwise.