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A Second Glance

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The best photographs are the ones that require study.  In a world where imagery is strewn about with unprecedented rapidness, I appreciate the favor of something pausing me for a moment.  One superlative second of introspect reflecting a moment of captured time.

Billboards, Google and iPhones all attempt to seduce our attention. We whirl through our days in a protective stance from new input.  But every so often, something taps us and asks for a second glance.  That’s what a solid photograph does – it requires a second glance; initially from the photographer and secondarily from the viewer.


Written by Spelman

01/20/2010 at 12:38 am

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  1. It is often being in the right lace at the right time that a remarkable image is created. Classic example is Eddie Adams witht the execution of the NVA soldier.
    Great post.

    Ed Hamlin

    01/22/2010 at 8:20 pm

    • Ed,
      I would agree with that, but also add that you have to notice that you are in the right place at the right time. In the instance of Eddie Adams I would guess it was probably pretty obvious to Eddie what to shoot – which in no way takes anything away from what has become an incredibly pivotal image. Many Elliott Erwitt or Henri Cartier Bresson photos another photographer would walk right by and see something completely different.


      01/22/2010 at 8:50 pm

  2. lovely, simply lovely! i think you are doing an amazing job! hugs!


    02/22/2010 at 2:30 pm

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