Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Trip to Deer Park Monastery, WI

Quiet monastery trip, with the dark coming down and a fullmoonsunset. Both could be seen at the same time, full moon, orange fiery sun. First look one direction, then turn around. This is the advice I once received from Tom, a photo teacher of mine: compose your perfect image, consider line and shape, color, juxtaposition. Now....turn around. Press the shutter.

Backwards logic, I thought. But really only a device to question your intention, or steadfast compositional choices. Here it seems just intuitive, smart advice. Turn around.

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