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Earth, Wind and Fire

“Creativity…involves the power to originate, to break away from the existing ways of looking at things, to move freely in the realm of the imagination, to create and recreate worlds fully in one’s mind-while supervising all this with a critical inner eye.”
— Oliver Sacks

It’s very elemental.

It’s strange …

Funny …. On my Instagram (@hermanvanbon) I recently received a comment on this picture of Napier.
It’s from a photographer …: “…. Strange … there are only green fields today …. yesterday must have been different …. how do you manage to get the flowers to open just for you …. ?….”
My answer: “Just be at the right time in the right place. Means being patient. Oh … and the right in-camera settings. As easy as that. Landscape photography has, I guess, a slightly different approach that wildlife photography”.
Different photography disciplines each have their own approach plus much depends also on the creativity (etc.) of the photographer … I just wonder … is there some jealousy going on? I hope not…
And than I question myself: ‘Should I have responded?’
Photo below: flowering canola field

Mural …

… on the wall of the local pre-primary school in our village.

Earlier today I’ve been puzzled with the meaning of the word ‘CREATIVITY’. How to define this word? So I looked for it in Wikipedia and this is where the Wikipedia-authors came up with in the headlines:

Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created (such as an idea, a joke, an artistic or literary work, a painting or musical composition, a solution, an invention etc.). The ideas and concepts so conceived can then manifest themselves in any number of ways, but most often, they become something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines;psychologycognitive scienceeducationphilosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technologytheologysociologylinguisticsbusiness studiessongwriting and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes”.

Can you imagine all the obstacles a photographer has to go through before he/she finally makes the perfect picture (not that this one is perfect 😉 )