Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
~ Tarjei Vesaas
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I took this photo in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is visibly beautiful and it is serene and calm and quiet and wonderful. I think this is a decent photo, but it does not do justice to actually seeing and being there.
I think that is true more often than not. While I love photography, I know that it is a representation of a thing seen or something experienced or a person. It is not the sum total of the place or the moment or the individual.
I do think that photos can be more powerful than words sometimes. Maybe even often.
A couple of examples... I was going through my notes for possible blogs and I came across this, "Saw a crow chase a squirrel." "Saw a biker crash into a guy eating ice cream." In this case, the words do not do justice to the events as they happened. A picture would be better. But maybe I didn't use enough words. If I could use 1,001 words, I could always come up with something worth more than a picture.