To photo-graph means, from the Greek, to use light to paint. Must all painting, whether with brush or silver solution or silicon sensors, be literal? Sometimes a tired or distracted imagination wants to play. And if what we see is not always amazing or absurd or amusing enough, perhaps we have to look further ...

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