October 01, 2011

trying to turn it into art

notice: this blog and Don will be on VACATION October 3 through the 16th!

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photo by Donald Kinney

Welcome to Alpine Dam on the flanks of our beloved Mount Tamalpais. The rippled water here can sometimes put on quite a show.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And although I titled this post "trying to turn it into art" I cringe at the idea of being called an artist. But in a few more years and with a bit more diligent practice I hope to be comfortable with the title "photographer".

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photo by Donald Kinney

And of course, I have no illusions of rising to the grandeur of the greatest photographer of all time--Edward Weston--but I am reminded of a story...

Early in Weston's career he had been granted important exposure in a showing of his work. Just prior to the opening he received a copy of the show's catalog, however he was aghast when he saw his name listed as "Edward Weston, photographic artist". Angrily, he fired off a letter demanding that his title be changed to "Edward Weston, photographer", which for him seemed totally adequate. Maybe I'll get there--s o m e day...

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Unknown said...

The photos are nice. The first two go well together. We think you are a wonderful photographer:)

AphotoAday said...

Well thank you EUTHYMIC... A compliment like that makes it all worth while...

Civic Center said...

Hate to break it to you, Donald, but you are an artist whether you admit it or not. Happily, you're a very good one. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone.

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