What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more liveable. – Louise Nevelson (US photographer) 50mm; ISO 2000. 15 seconds at f11. Sodium vapour light balance
I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty. – Ellen Sturgis Hooper 50mm; ISO 2500. 30 seconds at f16. Flash
Artists are born kneeling; they fight to stand. Critics, by nature of the judgement seat, are born sitting. – Hortense Calisher (US novelist) [adapted] 50mm; ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f16. Sodium vapour light balance
The moon could not keep shining if it had to pay attention to all the dogs barking at it. – Anon 28mm, ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f11. Flash
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer 28mm; ISO 2000. 30 seconds at f8
If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good. – Dr Suess 28mm, ISO 2000. 15 secs at f8. Col balance 2500 deg K.
Yet my moon always hung faithfully in the sky: constant companion, luminous and remote, gentle symbol of mystery, femininity and noctural wisdom. – Michael Leunig 85mm, ISO 2000. 10 secs at f8
The Holy Mother looks out on city lights; the subtlety of moonlight