We Need Things To Love
I find it difficult to photograph geology in a way that pleases me. Look at this picture:
It doesn’t do anything for me. I love being in the presence of geological structures and walking over the rocks. I can’t capture the experience in a photograph to my satisfaction.
I’m drawn to that which flows: water, sand, clouds, grass, trees, things that move in the wind, as in this photograph duplicated from yesterday’s writing:
Geological structures are sometimes essential to a good photograph when they are not the main subject:
The geology adds stability to the wild waters and the girl who is in constant motion like every other person or living thing.
When geology is part of a photograph whose other components I love, I tend to show that love to the geology.
This is why we need things to love. They make the hard-to-love beautiful.