Friday, March 14, 2008

Namelessness


PHOTOGRAPHER'S DIARY: To go nameless is to accept the will or whim of the viewer, to permit viewers to rampage recklessly, trampling my image with evocations of their own.

The photographer's defense is in images that can counter that recklessness; that can strongly "allude to things or states of being" relying on little more than color, form, and texture. Add a name to this image and it is immediately less than it might otherwise be. Once the wind has stilled, the allusive power of light is subsumed in wood siding.

9 comments:

Ginnie said...

I love the abstract feel to these last two images, Ted! And the colors!

GMG said...

I'm impressed every time I get here. This time I took some half an hour strolling down your wonderful pictures! An excellent site!
Blogtrotter

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Ted, I second the appreciation for the abstract qualities of the reflection. Not overdressed.

Dick said...

I like this one the most. The wind and waves changes all the time and can make a picture different each time. On my blog a reflection picture too. The waves were exactly good for the stars to come up. Have a nice weekend.

Ted Roth said...

Ginnie - Your words are always welcome. Ah, color. At this time of year it is a craving.

GMG - What an encouraging comment! thanks for the time spent and the thought. I'm amazed by all the travel you've done and the beautiful photos you've taken

Julie - Welcome back. Your regular visits help keep me going. Glad you enjoyed the abstracts.

Dick - How can we photographers not be drawn to water, the perfect medium for processing light in unusual ways. I love your sparkling water shot.

kasab said...

wonderful, c'est tout ce que je sais dire dans votre langue,pour exprimer mon admiration. cette image est magicienne de la terre et de l'eau, on dirait une "kasbah" , architecture de pisé au Maroc, qui se noie dans la mer, c'est irréel et magnifique

Ted Roth said...

Kasab - I wish I could respond in French, but my French is even more limited than your English. With the help of AlteVista's Babelfish I understood your comment and am humbled. Thanks for your visit and your wonderful comment.

kasab said...

don't be too humbled, please!I'm getting board when you don't send anymore pictures!

Ted Roth said...

Kasab - I will quickly un-humble. Thanks for your note. I've been distracted by another project with a firm deadline. I'll be posting photos soon, I hope.