Category Archives: Other stuff

Trash - © John Neel

The picturesque landscape – A thing of the past?

Pristine landscape? ………picturesque landscape?……Fukushima, Chernobyl, all of the atomic bomb testing i……oil spills, over fishing, deforestation, Monsanto, mining, wars, carbon emissions, climate change,

Target - © John Neel

Love our Enemies or Die

“……the presence of nuclear weapons in the world serves notice that the command to love one another is an absolute practical necessity………” — Wendell Berry

Buick – © John Neel
Gorilla – © John Neel

Evolution vs Where we are now.

“It seems to me that the minds of men have not yet fully evolved. If they had, we would not be in the terrible dilemma we all face living as we do on this very small and extremely fragile planet. ……photography and art.

© John Neel

Awesome is a Loosely Used Word in Photography

In the area of photography, it is a term used to describe the viewer’s preferences and perhaps the maker’s ego. I find it is often used to describe a camera image that someone seems to simply like. There is a huge difference between…and åwesome.

Convergence  – © John Neel

Elitist Photography Club

Is photography an elitist activity? Upper middle class? Does it need to be done with the best cameras and the best lenses?

In a recent post to a popular Facebook photography group asked a question about whether or not economic status should be considered

Permanent – © John Neel

When I photograph – Instinct and Anticipation

While the subject, light and composition are important, it is the deliberate – yet somewhat serendipitous connection between the elements that produce the image, sets the stage, and precipitates meaning.……photography

Tree - © John Neel
Priest - © John Neel

What Walker Evans Said

Seems to me that Walker Evans was saying that there are other………………the chances are you will never rise above the average photo-buff.

Permanent – © John Neel