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Marrowstone Island, January 2014


Bored today, so plundering the archives. Revisiting this picture, I had a flurry of indecision about framing and perspective from the negatives I made of this, so finally tried cropping the crap out of them just for the minor spectacle of it. This reminded me of the real-time spectacle of moving my tripod a dozen times while struggling to remain objective in the mounting frustration. Of course, there’s no sustainable interest in a spectacle without a little bloodletting. Good thing I had the place to myself.

Brings to mind the quote by John Szarkowski- Photography is a contest between a photographer and the presumptions of approximate and habitual seeing. The contest can be held anywhere.