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Marcel Proust wrote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
John and I are slowly learning the lesson that exciting cruising doesn’t mean we have to go to the Arctic—we can take great walks, make cool pictures, meet neat people, and enjoy ourselves wherever we are. It just takes looking with those “new eyes” to find meaning, even in our own backyard.
[John Writes] In keeping with Phyllis’ point, I have put together a slideshow of images I took while out for walks in unremarkable small towns on the way south along the US East Coast. Being able to make photographs like these that satisfy me without being in a visually spectacular place is a big part of my ongoing development as a photographer—maybe as a person too!
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