Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words

All my life I've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. I think that's why platforms like Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram have exploded. We are a visual people.

You can write about a beautiful river, describing the water grass and distant mountains. People will read those words and form an image in their minds.

Some argue that a mental picture is better, and to some extent that's true, but add a photograph and the story reaches a new level. 

When someone who's not good with words tries to describe the scene, so much is lost. Whereas anyone with a camera and a few basic skills can capture the moment and share it. 

I shot a lot of regular photographs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last fall and they are quite beautiful, but I also shot pictures with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone and then tinkered.
It's hit and miss. 


  1. I was attracted by your picture and therefore bound to comment...

  2. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Mostly hits!!

  3. It is the good writer that can help you with the mental picture. Only when you have tried to put on paper what you have seen, do you realize the ability of great writers. AND only when I have compared compared my snap shots to my friends the professionals, did I realize I just take pictures.

    We were in Jackson Hole last year also, we crossed over from Idaho. Like that picture.

  4. So bloody true and what a bloody great picture at that

  5. That picture is like a painting...wow

  6. Beautiful picture!


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