Tuesday, March 26, 2024

A picture is worth a thousand words

Beautiful Saturday
Barbara Muir © 2024

You’ve heard that before, (a picture is worth a thousand words), and probably thought is it? And in some cases yes. Clearly. I could describe the view of the lake from one of our favourite parks to you using perfect descriptive words. Maybe I wouldn’t use 1000, but here’s the point. No matter how many words I use you cannot get the feeling of the park as well as you can from this photo.

For me part of being a visual artist is the ability to describe something in a way that words may not be capable of doing.  Not to deny the importance of words, and the beauty of wonderfully written books.  I was talking to a fellow today about his fiancée's work on a novel.  I am so impressed by authors who write the amazing books I love to read.  Their work is much more complicated, and deeper than what I will create. 

For tonight, please enjoy this beautiful view that we saw last Saturday at a park on the west end of Toronto.

Have a loving your life day.


laura said...

Very beautiful! You can feel the crispness of the air!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

It was incredibly beautiful.


Flora said...

Your photo is so beautifully composed. And look at that deep blue of the water! Xox

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Flora,

A total fluke. I was just taking pictures on my walk. Of course in real life the water is much more vivid.


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