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Saturday, October 25, 2014


One thing I learned when writing fiction is that what the writer does is merely to help the reader imagine the tale. You give the reader only enough clues to enable him or her to create images and feelings inside himself. I am beginning to think that photography is like that as well - the image should suggest a greater reality that the viewer creates in his mind using the clues you give him. It's one of the reasons that reflections are a popular photographic subject. Here on the cap of this tiny mushroom you can see reflected the giant maple trees that loomed overhead. The tiny reflection lets you create that towering forest in your mind.