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    Photography and Life

    Vincent Versace was the guest blogger on Scott Kelby's site yesterday. His blog entry isn't really an article about photography. But it will probably make you re-examine your approach. I bet this paragraph will make you want to read the entire article!

    "So here I am at the second [Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Medal of Freedom recipient] Aung San Suu Kyi shoot; this time it is at a luncheon for the dedication of a library in her father’s honor. So I ask once again, “What is the word in Burmese for ‘please’?” After a moment she says something in Burmese to her assistant, her assistant says something in Burmese to my guide, and the guide then says to me, “We don’t have a word for ‘please’.” I say, “You don’t have a word for please?” Again, after a moment she says something in Burmese to her assistant, her assistant says something in Burmese to my guide, and the guide then says to me, “Well, no, nor do we say ‘thank you’ as much as you do. ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ in our society are implied in everything we do. The only time we say ‘thank you’ is when a person does something that is so life-changing, so profound, that it warrants comment above and beyond what you should do, which is right. And then the response is basically something to the effect of, ‘Why are you thanking me? I’m just doing what I’m supposed to.’"


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    Re: Photography and Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    Vincent Versace was the guest blogger on Scott Kelby's site yesterday. His blog entry isn't really an article about photography. But it will probably make you re-examine your approach. I bet this paragraph will make you want to read the entire article!

    "So here I am at the second [Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Medal of Freedom recipient] Aung San Suu Kyi shoot; this time it is at a luncheon for the dedication of a library in her father’s honor. So I ask once again, “What is the word in Burmese for ‘please’?” After a moment she says something in Burmese to her assistant, her assistant says something in Burmese to my guide, and the guide then says to me, “We don’t have a word for ‘please’.” I say, “You don’t have a word for please?” Again, after a moment she says something in Burmese to her assistant, her assistant says something in Burmese to my guide, and the guide then says to me, “Well, no, nor do we say ‘thank you’ as much as you do. ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ in our society are implied in everything we do. The only time we say ‘thank you’ is when a person does something that is so life-changing, so profound, that it warrants comment above and beyond what you should do, which is right. And then the response is basically something to the effect of, ‘Why are you thanking me? I’m just doing what I’m supposed to.’"
    I don't know if I am supposed to thank you for posting this!

    To everyone else...

    READ THE BLOG POST.
    Last edited by Carolina Photo Guy; 05-24-2012 at 06:13 PM.
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    Re: Photography and Life

    ....very deep.

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    Re: Photography and Life

    Interesting.
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    what's more deep is how the translator translated the question If there's no word for it?. . . lol. . or may be I'm just being a smart @ss. . . neat segment . . . I'll have to read the whole thing later. thanks for sharing. . .


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    Re: Photography and Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Photo Guy View Post
    I don't know if I am supposed to thank you for posting this!

    To everyone else...

    READ THE BLOG POST.
    And I'll add, watch the slide show. Very impressive photography.
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    Re: Photography and Life

    This was wonderful . . . lots of food for thought . . . Thank you for sharing, Eduard :-)
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    Re: Photography and Life

    This is a good piece and the photos were excellent. It brought back memories of my time being stationed in Korea. I've always had a certain appreciation for Far Eastern culture and the humble, philosophical approach to life that is so common to the people of the East. "Thanks" . . .
    Last edited by Phillydog1958; 05-25-2012 at 11:53 PM.
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    Re: Photography and Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydog1958 View Post
    It brought back memories of my time being stationed in Korea.
    Hey Dawg where were you stationed? I was in Skivvy Nine at Osan in '83 and '84.
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    Re: Photography and Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    Hey Dawg where were you stationed? I was in Skivvy Nine at Osan in '83 and '84.

    I was with the 2nd Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Stanley and Camp Casey in Dongducheon, 40 miles north of Seoul. Stanely was down by Uijeonbu. I was there from '81 - '82. Osan is an airbase. I remember Osan.
    Last edited by Phillydog1958; 05-26-2012 at 02:18 AM.
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    Nikkor: 16-35mm f/4G, 24-70mm f/2.8G, 70-200mm f/4G, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G, Micro 105mm f/2.8G, 50mm 1.8G
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