How do you describe a Photograph ?

I  think that a photograph is a reflection of  “mind’s eye” of a photographer.  When that evokes something within us or stirs a memory related to that , or reminds us of some harmonious event , place or thing, we say “like it” . When is tells us some story in clarity, we like it a lot. When depicted well we say “love it”.

It is very well said by Ansel Adams – ” A true photograph need not be explained, nor it can be contained in words.”

It might appeal to your sense of beauty because of the photographer’s control of composition, light, symmetry, graphics or some other quality. Mostly we deal with compositions and leave the equipments and technical jargons. Specifically with composition a photographer draws a viewer into colors and shades just as ‘walk in the woods’ – each step revealing something new. The closer you are physically to the image, the more you see but yet moving away also allows you to see more.

I read once :

” Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression. In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif.”

by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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