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I don't think that old saying had anything to do with rapids and mossy rocks.
Some people take photographs. Some people make photographs.
I usually find the interesting photographs have everything to do with light.
I understand and am with you completely. But couple that with something compelling, and you have magic.
p.s. One thing that the democracy of digital has done is birth a huge number of trite images due to its ease and economy. flickr, for one, is loaded with technically adept images that blend one into the other; cityscapes, fall color, young women contre jour, light trails... If you'd been capable in the early to mid eighties of what GWC is now, you'd have made a killing on commissions and selling stock.