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Galen Rowell Quotes and Sayings

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When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing
the landscape powerfully,
it resonates with an audience.
- Galen Rowell

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality
and I'm searching for just the right angles to make
that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.
- Galen Rowell

My first thought is always of light.
- Galen Rowell

The reason that I keep writing is that all my most
powerful messages about the fates of wild places that
I care about need to have words as well as images.
- Galen Rowell

 

There's no question that photographs communicate more
instantly and powerfully than words do,
but if you want to communicate a complex concept clearly,
you need words, too.
- Galen Rowell

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed
to the environmental message.
- Galen Rowell

The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective,
and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words,
then my message was diluted.
- Galen Rowell

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My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs,
but they do add a component to my work that is definitely
a bit different than that of most photographers.
- Galen Rowell

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
- Galen Rowell

I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong
personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't
have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails.
- Galen Rowell

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most
challenging photography I've ever done.
It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
- Galen Rowell

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make
is to look at the real world and cling to the vain
hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it.
- Galen Rowell

And most of my early pictures failed but about one
in a 100 somehow looked better than what I saw.
- Galen Rowell

There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

Wanting to take a light camera with me when I climb
or do mountain runs has kept me using exclusively 35 mm.
- Galen Rowell

Today, I'm very careful not to mention very specific
locations when I write or give captions.
- Galen Rowell

I began to realise that film sees the world differently than the human eye,
and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph
more powerful than what you actually observed.
- Galen Rowell

If we limit our vision to the real world,
we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things,
working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there,
but no better.
- Galen Rowell

I began taking pictures in the natural world to be
able to show people what I was experiencing when I
climbed and explored in Yosemite in the High Sierra.
- Galen Rowell

I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural
world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of
it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me,
rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.
- Galen Rowell

I almost never set out to photograph a landscape,
nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording
a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'.
My first thought is always of light.
- Galen Rowell

Luckily, many other people tell me how they have had
a particular landscape photograph of mine in their
office or bedroom for 15 years and it always speaks
to them strongly whenever they see it.
- Galen Rowell

What I mean by photographing as a participant rather
than observer is that I'm not only involved directly
with some of the activities that I photograph,
such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I
have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world.
- Galen Rowell

I think that cognitive scientists would support the
view that our visual system does not directly represent
what is out there in the world and that our brain constructs
a lot of the imagery that we believe we are seeing.
- Galen Rowell

I remember when an editor at the National Geographic
promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures
from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay,
but when the group of editors got together,
someone said that my pictures looked like postcards.
- Galen Rowell

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the
American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders
back to the people on the East Coast of America we
have had a North American tradition of landscape photography
used for the environment.
- Galen Rowell

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
- Robert Burns

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

I stay in tune with my family and God.
- Regina King

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
- James Agee

Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age.
Maybe she was a little prejudiced.
- Ethel Merman

For a person as obsessed with music as I am,
I always hear a song in the back of my head,
all the time, and that usually is my own tune.
I've done that all my life.
- Bjork

I learned to tune a guitar by ear.
That method has served me pretty well.
- Charley Pride

Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin.
- Patrice Leconte

The audiences are there as a result of my history with
the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
- Bruce Springsteen

Drums usually seem to tune themselves.
- Levon Helm

Playing a Fender is an art itself.
They're always going out of tune.
- Ritchie Blackmore

You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world.
You cannot let them tune out.
- Temple Grandin

I hate straight singing.
I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it.
That's all I know.
- Billie Holiday

The publisher is a middleman, he calls the tune to
which the whole rest of the trade dances;
and he does so because he pays the piper.
- Geoffrey Faber

I think you can have the greatest lyrics in the world
and if it doesn't have the best tune in the world it will suck.
I mean if the music wasn't important it would just be a poem.
- Julian Cope

Sound is the first thing that we tune into.
- Lee Konitz

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

When you've heard one bagpipe tune, you've heard them both.
- Jack Finney

I don't think about time.
You're here when you're here.
I think about today, staying in tune.
- John Lee Hooker

Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice
you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
- Ann Landers

If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American
people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities,
the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why.
- Corrine Brown

If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet,
don't play the tune.
- Count Basie

Maybe my way of communicating through sign made me
more in tune with my body and how it moved.
Who knows? I just know when I saw a stage for the first time,
I wanted to be on it.
- Marlee Matlin

I get the lyrics of a tune and interpret them my way.
- Kylie Minogue

We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had
a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie.
The big bands.
- Jay McShann

You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.
- Jack Kerouac

I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin' Alive.
- Graham Norton

Instead of thinking that's a nice tune,
you start thinking is it the right pace,
is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.
- Alison Moyet

I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters
get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature,
and frankly, who can blame them?
- Anderson Cooper

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
- Phillips Brooks

Television has created a nation of news junkies who
tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
- Robert MacNeil

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3.
My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set,
then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.
- George Shearing

I tried several times to get the song right.
The tune and the chords that I started with,
there really wasn't anywhere else it could go.
I stopped fighting it and let it take me away.
- Nik Kershaw

Our approach to economic development must be modern,
focused and in tune with the global trend.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Shoot the bad guys and I'll gladly sing a tune for you.
- Scott Weiland

When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
- Mary H. Waldrip

When I first toured with Wings things that were said about me were true -
I did sing out of tune.
- Linda McCartney

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

When you tune your guitar in a different way,
it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.
- Sheryl Crow


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