I was reminded of this passage when photographing the snowdrops the other day.
‘We are usually only dimly aware – if we’re aware at all – of the converging of information from our senses when we experience an event. We’re so dependent on seeing that we tend to ignore what the other senses are communicating.
The photographer, the poet, the painter, or the composer who is locked into only the visual phenomena of the sunset may miss the heart of what was actually being experienced.’ John Daido Loori
The challenge for the photographer/painter is how to express and communicate what he/she feels as well as sees.