Feb 24, 2013

Favorite Nature Sayings and Wisdom

In this latest photography blog post I compiled 20+ of my favorite nature artists and art sayings and wisdom. The photo artwork stands for a daily quest for beautiful photography ... hope you enjoy the pictures and quotes as much as I do! 

"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." ~ Ansel Adams 

“A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.~ Sir Joshua Reynolds 

"You cannot, in human experience, rush into light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape." ~ Woodrow Wilson 


“Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!” ~ John Sexton

"Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill." ~ David Hockney

"Any landscape is a condition of the spirit." ~ Henri Frederic Amiel


"Of course you can still paint landscape - it's been worn out." David Hockney

"What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words - that's magical." ~ Mos Def

"Alas! How little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!" ~ Henry David Thoreau 

“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” ~ Ansel Adams 

"I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching." ~ Daniel Day-Lewis 

Everywhere is something which could be beautiful. You must only to see and to know what and how to take off, to crop from the infinity. Abstract, fine art, nature, landscape and portrait photography. ~ Florian Constantinescu 


"All gardening is landscape painting." ~ William Kent 

A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture. ~ Charlie Waite

"I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued." ~ Galen Rowell 

“My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. ~ Edward Weston


“You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. ~ William Albert Allard 

“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. ~ Gary Winogrand 

“Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things.” ~ Edward J. Steichen 


“Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.Eliot Porter 

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to …The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures. ~ Vincent Van Gogh 

"Once photography enters your bloodstream, it's like a disease.” ~ Anon


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