Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #887 – Blah, Blah, Blah…


Just having a hard time with my finding images. My eyes just fail to see.

It all  seems so, I don’t know, bland, boring, l and only worth half an effort.

Been reading a lot about Eugene Smith, Dorthea Lange and the I watched the movie “Salt of the Earth” a story about the photographer Salgado. If you are a photographer and have not seen it, treat yourself, but be prepared to feel pretty tiny after watching it. I just have this overwhelming feeling of a wasted life, wrong choices, just feeling very small. I chased too many material ideals and I even failed at that.

So here is another frigging flower. It is what us old guys fall back on when all else fails. I used to hate flowers images ( except for Georgia O’Keefe) and now it is my go to small choice…….monos en theos….james

One thought on “Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #887 – Blah, Blah, Blah…

  1. It’s a waste of time to compare oneself to a great artist of any kind. You will only end up feeling negative about yourself and your work. Anyone with an artistic bent, streak, leaning, etc. has a sensitive side that can get crushed by self-comparisons. I’m guilty of this as well, I admit. Just remember you have only this moment. It doesn’t matter what you did or didn’t do in the past. Now is what we have. I’d say you have some pretty wonderful moments when you produce a picture like this. It’s made me, as the viewer, stop and look closely at the beautiful composition that is this flower…the five little spokes of flowers, the leggy green below…just beautiful. Please make note that today you made at least one viewer of your blog stop and wonder about how magical this flower’s beauty and structure really is. I think you’ve accomplished a lot.

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