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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Quick Quotes: Bruce Barnbaum

Moonrize, Hernandez, New Mexico    © Ansel Adams

Moonrize, Hernandez, New Mexico    © Ansel Adams


".....people feel that Ansel's famous 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico' was a special moment in time when, in fact, it's an image so greatly manipulated that it can truthfully be stated that the moment never occurred. It was largely created. The actual moment was used as a starting point for the image, while the image is a dramatic alteration of the starting point. It is a wonderful interpretation of that moment by Ansel."

Bruce Barnbaum


I don't think there was ever a time when creative choices didn't play a role in fine art photography. From time to time I reference my article 'Photography And Truth', and this quote applies to that concept quite aptly.