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Before we left on our summer vacation, I read the intro to a photography book of Robert Rauschenberg's black & white work wherein he said:

'I don't crop. Photography is like diamond cutting. If you miss you miss. There is no difference with painting. If you don't cut you have to accept the whole image. You wait until life is in the frame, then you have the permission to click. I like the adventure of waiting until the whole frame is full.'

So none of these are cropped. Amazingly though, for Lauren and me, between Boston, Manhattan, and the skies over America, the camera frame was full over 1,300 times. Probably a little excessive, we are apparently not that fond of waiting but who's to say? Certainly not Mr. Rauschenberg's philosophy but he got to live in NYC, and we were only visitors.

Periodically, I'm going to post photos from our trip based on themes like "Reflections" & "Darkness" and "Family'.
This is the first of two posts featuring

Things That Go_Planes and Trains.



The first has a rainbow ring, the rest are self-explanatory. I obviously have a jones for clouds



The first two are Lauren's -- I love her first one, the last two are of the train we took from Boston to NYC. It's empty, the lights are low and that gives the photos a kind of spooky quality. Soon enough, it will be standing-room only but for awhile, in the station in Boston, we had the place to ourselves. And, I am obviously pushing my little point & shoot to its limit.

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fansee
Oct. 20th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Gorgeous
I can't pick a favorite - all are gorgeous. Well, perhaps the two of the train station are especially impressive. That said, I've never ever gotten pictures like these out a plane window...and I've tried. FanSee
gaeln
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Gorgeous
I was surprised myself having never shot out the window before but there was no glare and any window defects like scratches didn't show up. Just make sure next time that your flash is off, is it usually? and see if that makes a difference.
secretsolitaire
Oct. 20th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Very cool shots, as always! I think the first set looks really good all together, as a set.
gaeln
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
thank you! And yeah, I like doing the little thumbnails but it does worry me that they won't be clicked on and made big, which in these instances, really is better. It's always nice of you to comment, I appreciate it.
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