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Capturing The Moment — Desert Silhouette II   2 comments

MMM 02-04-13“Desert Silhouette II” — Image by kenne

Cactus Wren Nest In A Cholla Cactus   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13

Cactus Wren Nest In A Cholla Cactus — Image by kenne

Posted January 22, 2013 by kenneturner in Education, Information, Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Oleander Seed Pod   Leave a comment

Seed Pods

Oleander Seed Pod — Image by kenne

Our oleander tree

nurtured seed pods for months,

whether it was its time,

or nights in the low twenties,

the pods have opened.

Let the wind blow

the seeds of the future.


Capturing The Moment — Shadow On The Beach II   6 comments

San Diego 01-15-13Shadow On The Beach II — Image by kenne

Missing The Connection   Leave a comment

Christmas 2012

Missing The Connection — Image by kenne

I held you high
Above the river waters,
A marker for all to see.

Together we marked
The changing waters,
Always flowing.

Now you are gone,
Missing the connection
I dream of our yesterdays.


What Do You See When You Look At A Photograph?   Leave a comment

Image by kenne

I’m fascinated with photos.

When you look at a photograph, what do you see?

Is what you see reality?

Is it posed?

Many of my blog posting start with “Capturing The Moment,” which might imply: taken out of reality; taken out of context; posed.

What is really happening in the moment?

When you look at the above photo, which captured a moment, you don’t get the narrative. You don’t know how the image fits into the world, but if you begin to ask questions related to who, what, where, when and how you can create a narrative — a photo story that effectively places you into the image. Still, when many people look at a photo, they tend to be matter-of-fact about matters of fact.

Because I took the above photo, I know more facts of the narrative. Because I composed this photo, the moment is out of context, in a sense I posed the photo, which is why I believe all photos are posed. 

Still, this photo provides the viewer a lot of information from which to create a story that will allow the image to fit into the viewer’s world. It’s a narrative we create using our values, experience and perception, which allows a photo to become attractive to the viewer. The viewer can be connected and not connected — looking at the past as if he/she is there.

Photos offer a powerful look into history, so ask questions.


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