it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

Fabulous Reality (writing stuff)

More on inpositioning:

Ansel Adams got all those incredibly detailed, realistic, take-you-there photographs by staging them.

Waiting until the light was just right, arranging his camera angle and controlling aperture, speed, film, reflections, moving things that messed with the composition--

--which is why his photographs seem so much more real than a snapshot that actually may reflect the 'reality' of a moment much more closely.

This is the telling detail thing. It's also the fabulous reality thing. And the fictional dream thing. And the grounding thing.

That's all it is: different techniques for filtering reality to make it super-real, so that it can succeed as fiction. Because there's just too much fluff in reality for it to work as a story, overall.

Or at least, that's how it seems to work to me.

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