Lake access

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of a place could be photographed.”
— Annie Leibovitz

“It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.”
— James Lalropui Keivom

7 thoughts on “Lake access

    • Eilene, thank you for your comment and your interest. I am not sure if I have to agree. May be it is just something I can relate too. I am into photography for about 6 years now. My archive contains about 30.000 images. All of them are technical correct images. A few months ago I tried to determine the best 100 (my best 100 to be correct). It was quite difficult to find these 100 images. Story, mood, style, composition, … they all had to meet certain criteria. My criteria. After a while I had this portfolio ready. The next step was to determine the Top 10. This was even harder. But after a while I had this list finished as well. At this point I looked backed and asked myself why I shot the 29.900 images at all. They fill up my disk space. I rarely / never look at them again. And don’t get me wrong. All of them are “nice”. And they are moments in time. And I will and have to keep them. Thats why I can relate to the quote. May be I am not even talking about hours. May be I talk about minutes in my case. The image I posted will be part of the 100. If it will be part of my Top 10? I don’t know yet. I had an exhibition at the art market a few weeks ago. One woman looked at my images and said: “I am frightened. I prefer colorful sunrises and sunsets. Your images are too dark and moody”. May be it is also a matter of taste and how one relates to the art of photography. Anyhow, a rock like that on a lake like that is a treasure. In two weeks I am pushing my photography to the next level. We will get a dog. Boomer. Have side is white, the other side is black. At the beginning this means 6 times a day out for a walk. I will certainly bring my camera. Thanks again. Happy days. Reinhold

      • Reinhold, thanks for such a thoughtful response. I wonder if you looked through the 30,000 photos again in 10 years if you would make the same selections. Probably so. I think we all hold onto way too many photos. But at least you have something tangible to show for all the time you’ve put into learning your craft. So many endeavors have only intangible results – or even ephemeral.

  1. What an amazing shot.

    Much more interesting than if the mist/fog lifted and you see further than the end of the boardwalk. It takes a really creative mind to spot these unique moments.

    • Thanks, Vicki. I will get help to spot unique moments in two weeks. We will get a dog. Boomer. Half side white, the other half black. So more unique moments to be captured. And now I have a model too. Smiles and happy days. Reinhold

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