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There were two important photographers who quarreled from almost half a century apart. Alfred Stieglitz said the job of the photographic artist was to patiently wait for the moment of equilibrium. But Robert Frank said, no, wait for the moment of revealing disequilibrium. Huh?
So what is the decisive moment, eh? The people doing artistic takes on reality today seem to insist that reality is hidden and it's their job to make images that reveal it. Okay... okay... I can kind of follow that. But what about the equilibrium stuff?
Yesterday I posted my feelings about a memory that was encapsulated within a reflection of some trees along the Arno River in Florence, Italy. Here are those same trees today, or at least their reflections taken a moment or two later. But this time I decided to try to capture an oncoming reality that's still hidden off to the left... Here's a brilliant Florence October morning at that instant between disequilibrium and equilibrium (or at least I think it is).
Now, what do you think?