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November 19, 2009

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup County, Kentucky

In the loosely named category of nature photography, I\'d pick Eliot Porter as being one of my favorites. I often have difficulty seeing compositions in landscape and nature scenes but Porter seemed to have a knack in finding good photographs in areas that were a closer distance to the camera than other landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams. He does have some great sweeping landscapes that have lots of appeal because of their curves and lines, but his photos of medium to close-up scenes interest me the most. In a way, photography is self-discovery both in terms of learning new things that you like, as well as trying to figure out why you photograph the odd things that you do.

Click here for a great selection of Eliot Porter photographs. At the camera club tonight, we had one entry that, at least to me, resembles one of Porter\'s photographs.