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Friday, November 14, 2014

Oh Lord, Let Me Be Silent So That I May See and Hear The Wisdom In Others


"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
Ansel Adams.
A few more words of wisdom from Ansel Adams...



"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."








"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."


"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."




"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."




"...always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."



"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."









"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."



"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."


"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."









"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"



"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment."


"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."



36 comments:

  1. As a whole, it looks like this autumn trip for you and Bobbie is turning out to be one of the best: great weather, great company, great hikes and for me: great photos. Thanks for taking me along even though I am here in Texas. I appreciate it!

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  2. Thank you, Gumo…I really appreciate that. I hope your recovery is going well.
    Mark and Bobbie

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  3. Spectacular images.. truly!...and Ansel's words are always an inspiration. Great hike yesterday!

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    1. I thought you might appreciate advice from the Great One :))

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  4. Oh my...these quotes and photos make me more weak in the knees than climbing "Walters Wiggles" did yesterday!

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  5. Very nice! Hate that we didn't catch up with you all. We will miss the group but it's time for some recovery;-)
    Gayle

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    1. In the mortal voice of Ms Joplin, "Recovery's just another word for 'I need some time alone...'"

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  6. Thanks for all your wonderful postcards from Zion. It was such a different experience to enjoy fall weather if just for a couple days. The Narrows was incredible!

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  7. My pleasure, John…I heard you were drawn to do the Narrows, so sorry we did not get a chance to meet while you were here. Stay tuned for more Postcards from the Edge. :))

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  8. I loved this post today...very inspirational and peaceful:) Your photos look like paintings with the cloud cover. Absolutely gorgeous views:) Zion sure has been spectacular this fall. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks, John and Pam…Ms Autumn is lingering this year for sure.

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  9. looks like you knew where to stand most of the time...

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    1. and I delete as needed :)
      Thanks, Heyduke

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  10. WOW! Your photo's are always great but this post tops them all!

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  11. Your choice of words and quotes from Ansel Adams along with your photographs is amazing. I can't be there but in my mind I can imagine what it would be like. Thanks for all of your wonderful posts, I recently joined your site and keep looking forward to seeing what comes next.
    Ami

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    1. Welcome… I hope you stay a while :))
      mark

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  12. Zion is such a magical place, we sure delighted in our hikes with you and the gang. Little sad that I'm back home in Indiana and not out hiking in the warmth of Zion.
    Suzanne looks comfortable standing next to the edge and what's with the Buck on the trail. Great pictures!

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    1. So glad you joined us. Time to upgrade the RV???

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  13. All I know what to say is, "INCREDIBLE! and Oh, get back away from the edge. You're making me nervous."

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    1. I live on that "edge." It adds meaning and depth to life to stare death in the face. :))

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  14. Well as my old friend kB might say. This reminds me of the quote from the famous greek philospher Anonymous.

    If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use? - Anonymous

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    1. I'm confused :)) So it did sound a lot like KB :))

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    2. Not a bit. Just having my fun or, at least attempting it.

      Jim

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  15. So many words that say so well what I am thinking as I look at your photos and read the comments. What I have to say in addition to all this, is that somehow I thought all the good weather left Zion in October. I am thinking, as I follow all of you around on your hikes, that I can get there in November and still manage to keep from being drowned in some biblical deluge, which happened to me that last time I hit canyon country in late October. I guess it is a crap shoot.

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    1. We've been spending November's here for over 10 years…they are great for the most part, just have to weather a cold front or two and it warms right back up. 50 some degrees is ideal for hiking, anyway, if the suns out.

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  16. Good Grief. Today's header photo is unbelievable. They're all gorgeous, but that one is just spectacular.

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  17. The photo with the dead tree is amazing, as well. OK, they're all great.

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  18. So Awesome. The views take your breath away. There 3 weeks ago and hated to leave!!

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    1. and the crowd are gone now too… thanks for commenting!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy…nice to know there is appreciation out there :))

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