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Nov. 2nd, 2010

God, I'm tired. Cleaned up the flat, drove home, deposited the luggage, gift-wrapped the overdue birthday gift for my niece (toy cash register, of all things—*groan*—, but she absolutely loves it and has apparently been asking for it all the time ever since her birthday a couple of days ago), spent more than an hour on the underground and bus getting to my sister's new flat in the middle of nowhere Groß-Enzersdorf, helped put together the IKEA mini-kitchen she (the niece, not the sister) got from my parents, spent another hour on bus & underground, and had Russian lesson, at which point the day started to feel slightly surreal.

Briefly went through my photos & am a bit disappointed, because mostly they all pretty much suck. Either I've lost it completely, or I'm better at finding beauty in unexpected places than photographing it when it stares me in the face; maybe both. Still posting this though, because it gives a pretty good impression, in spite of all its postcard-kitsch glory.


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Nov. 2nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
That is... absolutely stunning.

And your day sounds EXHAUSTING! Yikes. Hope you have a nice relaxing evening.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
He. I wish I could find the energy to drag myself away from the computer I'm only blankly staring at anyway and unpack my toothbrush.

It really was stunning. All I had to do was point the camera at it.
Nov. 4th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
You know what a big fan I am of your photography. So I'm going to tell you something in one of Stephen King's stories. It's something an amateur photographer tells his psychiatrist.

He says that he mostly takes photos of places that mean something to him, and when he's taken pictures of places simply because they're beautiful, they seem to come out generic.

That is a beautiful picture of a beautiful place, but when I look at it, I don't see myself walking down the little path, or looking out the window of the house. For whatever reason, it doesn't have that thing I love about your other pictures.

Maybe what it is is that with the found beauty, you're putting something of yourself into the pictures, but with obviously beautiful places, there just isn't any room for the photographer. This place doesn't need you to find it's beauty. Whatever it is, you're definitely very talented.
Nov. 5th, 2010 11:37 am (UTC)
I thought the same thing when I randomly clicked the 'salzburg photography' tag yesterday. There's something lacking; I loved being there, but I don't feel anything about the photo, there's no personal connection at all.

I really hope this is a temporary thing, but sometimes I think since I started to really focus on learning Russian, my brain somehow switched to 'language' and refuses to process 'visual' like it used to. I'm much less interested in looking at art, too...
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