Have you ever thought about how we appreciate photography, about what we see when we look at a photo?
I started pondering this myself when I submitted with aspects, which from a technical point of view, are considered faults or flaws of technique.
Undoubtably, technique is incredibly important, but technique should always be second to the emotion and spirit of a picture.
As we develop our skills and learn more and more about the rules of exposure and composition, I think there's a danger that we can lose the ability to see photography emotionally and to respond with our spirit, noticing only the technical aspects instead.
Technique is the tool that we use to be able to capture the beautiful scenes we see before our eyes, it's the ability to capture the colours of the sky and keep the beautiful light that falls across the foreground, to arrange the chaos of nature into an ordered, elegant composition that conveys something of the spirit of being there to whoever sees the sub