Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

the same, but different

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If you search YouTube  for a particular piece of music you might find several versions of the same piece, such as this video and this video.   I use these to illustrate the different interpretations that a work can be presented and still be very much the same.  Both are beautifully performed and after listening to them numerous times, I can’t decide if I like one better than the other.  I feel the same way about some photographs, I can’t decide which interpretation I think are better, such as these photos.  I do have a preference but it’s based on my own experiences and background.  This is the Webster Christian Reformed Church.

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An interesting exercise I’ve seen was when several photographers exchanged RAW files with each other, with no pre-editing and no idea of what the original photographer had in mind, and edited them with their own creative vision.  The results are  usually very interesting.

I”m feeling generous today so here are two more videos to illustrate the point.  This was a big hit for Elvis years ago but this is the way the song was written.

Happy birthday, Lenny.