It's a dilemma, of sorts. Do I let the photos speak for themselves, without words? Or, do i offer a thought, or some background information along with them? I would imagine that many people who take photos and display them wonder the same thing at some point. I can see the merits of both approaches, but for my purposes here - I've decided to run with the latter of the choices.
For me, I judge a photo by how it makes me feel. Do I want to be there? What was happening when that picture was taken? What did it feel like to be there? Those are the things I wonder. So, I've decided to leave comments under some, if not many, of the photos here. The comments are merely descriptions of what the shot means to me, how it makes me feel, what it was like to be there, or -maybe to tell you why the shot is important to me.
I've worked for 28 years in a medium that was/is completely auditory. Maybe that's why I love shooting photo's so much. No sound. Just vision. But nobody said vision couldn't be accompanied by a little written word? Right?
Anyway- I hope the comments add a little something to each image. Reading them, is completely your choice.
And please- feel free to leave your own comments as well. If a photo makes you feel a certain way, or makes you think of a certain thing - I'd certainly love to hear it, if you'd like to share it. Again - completely your choice.
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