I Think I

Into the mystic.


ostly, I say that a picture needs a little post production work to turn into something presentable.

Not this time. What I saw is what you get.

Better yet, I decided to take a little walk because I’m mostly trapped inside. I looked up and there it was. The moon poking through a wisp of white clouds and a bright blue sky backing it.

I made five pictures. That was it. I mostly just moved the moon around in the frame.

When things are right, that’s how my best work comes. Things haven’t been right for many weeks. I listened to a TED Talk by Dewitt Jones. He’s a former NGS photographer who now mostly gives talks. He’s polished and funny.

He discussed his way of working photographically which is to look for the good rather than document or find the bad. I kind of chuckled at that, but thought maybe I should do that. Maybe it would help me get out of this funk.

It did. Making this photograph made me feel pretty good. I don’t know how long this will last, but there’s always tomorrow to make another picture.


here is nothing technical to tell you. Just go outside and let a picture find you.

There’s magic in music and there’s magic in photographs. Let the magic come. Let it embrace you.

That’s all need to know.

From a technical point of you, I’ve been trying not to work so hard. I read that there is a new trend afoot.

For years, we’ve been told to capture RAW files. They are like a negative that you can work with in many ways.

Now some photographers are questioning that. They suggest that if you get your exposure down properly you should be able to make .JPEG files that are as good or better than RAW ones.

There is a way to test that easily. Set the capture to both RAW and .Jpeg and see what happens.

I’ll let you know.



6 responses to “I Think I”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I love blue Ray ☺️💙and thanks for introducing me to Dewitt Jones 🤓👌sending you joy 💫 hedy

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      My eyes are blue. Dewitt is pretty cool. He’s been around forever. Hopefully, your joy will take away from 9 people dying in the past two weeks that I cared for.

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      1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

        No words Ray😢I can’t imagine sending you light and many hugs 🤍🕊💙🤍

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Thank you. I believe when some really big is heading south, like the pandemic, a lot of smaller things following along. Two were New Orleans photographers.

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      3. sloppy buddhist Avatar

        I don’t know anymore…things are happening🤓I’m in hiding😉thinking of you…stay well🤍🕊

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      4. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        See what I mean? RIP Charlie Watts.


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