The art of seeing

Mont Blanc massif

Mont Blanc massif

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)

The ability to see things in a new way is as much a discovery as seeing new things. This is one of my favourite landscapes featuring the Mont Blanc massif which appears to be floating on clouds above the surrounding landscape. It isn’t, of course,  but it reminds me that we can’t simply take everything we see at face value and that’s just as important to the truth of Proust’s quote as any artistic or creative interpretation.

This was one of those fortuitous moments when an image just presents itself to the photographer. For those interested the photo was taken at 1/250th sec at f5.6 at ISO-200 and a focal length of 75mm.


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