South Australian Dreamscape, 35mm slide, Eyre Peninsula
Quietude is the antagonist of the photographer because it dares you to break the silence by pushing the (relatively) loud shutter button on the camera. You push the button, wanting to make a photograph. But a still photo cannot record that silence, it can never reproduce that sound of silence. Feeling slightly mercenary, you slink away from the scene, defeated, because quietude has won the day, knowing that you and your camera could only partly represent what it was really like to be there.