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My NYC - Less is sometimes not less

Published April 3rd, 2012

I have started to take a different approach. I am taking fewer photos, and trashing more of them. No doubt, this will be good news to those who think many more should have been discarded!

Today I took eleven pics. I kept only 3, and they are all of the same subject, a lovely malachite stone.

The rest were deleted. All were stills, taken in a small space with the worst possible lighting - fluorescent.

I don't want photos that only record, though I think there is enormous value in that process. Evoking photos, ones that draw a response, those are the types I want to create.

rock coffin

Something about a stone in a box that just isn't, well, natural.

Though I love crystals and stones to me they are like birds - they belong outside, in the air, under the sky, touching the earth or water or sand.

  • April 3rd, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • 6mm / f/2 / 1/8 sec

Rock, Paper, no Scissors

Unlike the the child's game for settling disputes --> rock, paper, scissors - the rock and the paper are present but no sharp implement.

No dispute to settle.

How refreshing.

  • April 3rd, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • 6.852mm / f/2.2 / 1/4 sec

Rock reflecting

Multi-layered malachite lost in reflection(s).

  • April 3rd, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • 6.852mm / f/2.2 / 1/6 sec

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Ruth Vazquez  over 5 years ago

Wow - that is one brilliant green crystal Joan!

Joan Pantesco  over 5 years ago

It really is a beautiful stone & has been with me for many years. Thanks very much for popping by and leaving a comment.