Galapagos Landscape


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Shai, Your comment on my


Your comment on my post – your thoughts on the artificiality of a distant, “objective” perspective in writing – shows up here with regard to photography.

I remember reading a book on Bonnard in which the author links Bonnard’s love for photography with his love for Japanese painting, pointing out that photography and Japanese art tend to flatten distance. I think I’ve heard that, for all of our technology, it is difficult for us to capture what some audiophiles refer to as a kind of pleasing flatness in some of the recordings of the 1950’s and 60’s.

I love the way your comment about writing and your thoughts here about photography seem to play off each other.

And I’m so blessed today to read a post from you!

Posted by peter on August 17, 2007 10:01 AM
Thanks Peter. Here is the

Thanks Peter.

Here is the link to Peter's post silence. He takes you on a journey to shop for "noise-canceling" headphones and a visit to a water park. Quite evocative, wonderful writing.

Thanks for the Bonnard reference and linking these ideas of flattening distance, flattening sound.

Glad to be bloggin' again and your encouragement helps.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on August 17, 2007 12:23 PM
You've really captured the

You've really captured the light in this photo, wonderful. I like your idea that you're protecting the wildlife by not exposing it.

Posted by Crafty Green Poet on August 23, 2007 4:38 AM