Another Perspective

The other version.


It’s all about perspectives. Or, optics as it is currently called. You’ve seen the horizontal version of this scene. Now, you get the vertical one. This scene isn’t quite as mysterious as the original.  The view is a little closer. It emphasizes the trees.

Perspective is important in life.

Yesterday I commented on series of tweets that seemed to me like they were parroting oil company propaganda. The woman doing the tweeting made a case of it, saying that I among a couple of other commenters, were attacking her because she is a woman.


I wasn’t attacking. I was commenting. And, it doesn’t matter to me what sex she is, I’d still call her or him out on the one sidedness of the tweets. She’s starting to believe her own press. That’s fatal. I didn’t reply. I doubt that I will. Even though we live in the same city — well, I do anyway — it’s just not that important. Besides, what I really wanted to say is “Welcome to the NFL, snowflake.”

For those of you who don’t live in the US, the NFL is a professional football league, which isn’t to be confused with soccer or even rugby. When a rookie whines about being hit too hard, a veteran will say, “Welcome to the NFL.”

Mostly, what I’ve been doing these days is just getting rid of self-important over-inflated egos. If this seems like a rant, I suppose it is. There is just too much uninformed chatter everywhere these days. I’d say that I wish it would go away, but the genie ain’t going back in that bottle.  At least, social influencers are being ripped out by their fake roots.

Oh. Did I just say all that?

My oh my.

Maybe I just need a break.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

8 thoughts on “Another Perspective

  1. I’ve been “writing” a post in my head about perspective, coming at it from observations I’ve made over the last month. We really pulled away from EVERYTHING this past month while focusing on more important family matters and I couldn’t believe the relief I felt. I really do understand what you’re saying about the need to pull away from “un-informed chatter,” and “over-inflated egos.” I haven’t determined all the steps necessary to do this, but I’m on that road of discovery. I too often don’t like the dialogue that goes on my head after exposure.

    I do prefer walking in nature–even urban nature–and enthusiastically observing every day encounters with beauty. Your wide shot of yesterday’s trees is really beautiful and brings peace. It looks like a setting I could be very at home with.

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    1. I believe staying away from social media helps a lit. When you read Storyteller today, you’ll see that I miss the old days when we could all just disappear.

      I wish I could remember where I made that picture. Somewhere on the road where we stopped for a little break. Thank you…


  2. I tired a wee break…did pretty good for me 😳🤓🤦‍♀️ it’s tough to not have big wonders…today I’m doing a foto day trip 🚗 I also want to practice more vertical shots…have a good one Ray 🤗

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    1. When I started out, we were taught to shoot both horizontal and vertical pictures. Verticals could be covers of magazines and like that. I read the other day that for any publishing, verticals are out because most everything is published online is done horizontally. If you care about what a picture looks like on the wall, as I do, it doesn’t matter.

      We’ll see what I do about a break. I think my age is catching up to me. If you read Storyteller today, you’ll read me pining for the old days when I could just ghost.


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