- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
All the small things
"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."
~ Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
It is often easy to overlook the small, seemingly simple things. The big picture can be overpowering when trying to tell a story visually. However, sometimes the simple details bring out the most interesting aspects of a topic.
The hair on a soybean as opposed to expansive fields; a small bug on a rose instead of the variety of colors at Capaha Park; a spider web rather than the trail at Arena Park.
"You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness -- ignorance, credulity -- helps your enjoyment of these things."
~ Walt Whitman
I don't purport to know too much. So a simple approach to photography can tell a complex story. Involving too many whistles and bells can derail the emphasis. That being said ... it's probably best to have a little of both: detail and overall.
By Kit Doyle
"What I dream of is an art of balance."
~ Henri Matisse