October 19th, 2009

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Pics from our trip, clickity-click to make big & beeeutiful

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.