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Panoramic Manhattan with Nightfall by AugenStudios

Panoramic Manhattan with Nightfall

March 7, 2014
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My name is Augen (pronounced ow-ghen; in German it means "eyes.")

With your eyes you perceive the world and can see the beauty around you. And there is a lot of beauty in this world. It is sometimes easy to forget how much beauty there is around us. I choose to bring it into focus; highlight it - accentuate its exquisite detail.

How we perceive our environment reveals the condition of our spirit. And seeing a landscape through a photograph - through another's eyes - shares the condition of their spirit. If it is inspiring to you it imparts strength and conditions the spirit in you too.

In art, the process ultimately determines the quality of the result. And it seems that the more difficult the process, the greater the quality. In good art, there are no short-cuts, nothing easy ever achieved greatness.

So I shoot with film as my primary medium, not because it is more work, but because the digital world, for all it's convenience and ease, quantizes our delectably analog world, slicing it into byte-sized chunks, and sucking it's soul into a machine akin to a meat grinder, turning it into eye candy, visual fast food, as malnourishing to a soul as McBurgers are to the American populace.

Since going to film, my digital camera's primary role is now "expensive light meter."

But I must admit, it really does make an excellent light meter.

In visual mediums, symbolism is the language the artist uses to communicate his message. In spiritual realms, the symbolism of the process - how you perform a task - the materials you choose, how you apply them, and the intent you infuse, matters more than the outcome itself. Because by choosing the proper path, you have already chosen the outcome. You must only stay the course to achieve it. So is it significant then that in choosing to process with film, one takes a negative and turns it into a positive? I think that it is. For is this not like what life is really all about?

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams


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NationMcKinley Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group! 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
PapaGwibbys Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama.Wink/Razz 
Really impressive, amazing gallery!
Cantbetamed26 Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...thank you thank you thank you for letting your wonderful photos into my group called inthenudesofbeauty.deviantart.… it means a lot to me to have the honour of having them in my small group.
Please come visit my Profile page, I'd love for you to stop by, tell others, ect.
Here's the link to my page...

Again thank you!
Have a wonderful day or night.
Tight Hug
desmondlogan Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama pal ;)
thanks for the Backflip Llama :) (Smile)
Itaminosekai Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav. :aww:
Val-Faustino Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :ahoy:
m3j Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,

thanks for the :+fav: and the Backflip Llama :)

Glad you like the picture.
stepheesmq Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
(Sorry I'm late :blush:)
But thanks a lot for the LLAMA badge, you're so kind :meow:
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