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Slow Down

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Sunset along elbe river
Spaziergänge an den Rändern des Tages im Winter. Wunderbares Licht und bewegende Lichtstimmungen. Stille und schöne Momente, abseits vom Lärm der Stadt, unterwegs.

Auch in der Fotografie sollte man sich manchmal von der Langsamkeit inspirieren lassen. Man muss nicht alles schnell im Bild festhalten. Wie schon Henri Cartier-Bresson im Interview sagte: “But over is too much.”

“It’s a question of concentration. Concentrate, think, watch, look and, ah, like this, you are ready. But you never know the culminative point of something. So you’re shooting. You say, “Yes. Yes. Maybe. Yes.” But you shouldn’t overshoot. It’s like overeating, overdrinking. You have to eat, you have to drink. But over is too much.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson via Lens-Blogs/New York Times) …read more

Walks at the end of a day in Winter. Wonderful light and lightning mood. Silent and beautiful moments taken on the way and off from the noisy city.

Still in photography slowness is a great source for inspiration. As Henri Cartier-Bresson in the Interview said: “But over is too much.” There is no need to capture quick anything and everything.

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Author: Stefan

Welcome to my personal microcosmos "Freiaum/Free Zone" in the most beautiful city of the world, in Hamburg. Just someone with a camera and a mission to record the extra and the ordinary. My hearts beats among other things for Photography, Culture and Art, Visual Art, Social Media, Communication, Storytelling, Music, Literature, Blog and Text.

10 thoughts on “Slow Down

  1. Glorious image and inspiring words from a master, Stefan. Thanks.

  2. PS- That was a very good interview and nuggets of wisdom from Cartier-Bresson. I love NY Times Lens.

  3. Spectacular image… much love! ❤️

  4. I enjoyed the NY times interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson very much, thank you for the link, and for the very thoughtful message of overthinking one’s photography and over-indulging which I often do and then I am left weeding through a lot of mediocre photo’s wondering “why did I need a pic of this? ” :). I will be more thoughtful in the future. Have a lovely Sat. evening and Sunday Stefan.

    • Cartier-Bresson is a wise man and a master in photography. You will find on Lens NY Times Blog always inspiring nuggets. Let inspire you and learn from the best is my motto.
      Have a lovely sunday Holly.

  5. Krasses Bild! Echt toll.