Looking through a Filter

“I’m just scanning. If you put up an image of the thing in your mind, you’re looking through a filter. You’re not ­going to find it, because it’s not going to match your image. It’s more a color or a pattern. I’ll scan very generally, and then my eye will catch it and I’ll swing back and sort of tease it out from the area.”

~ Evan Strusinski, from "Pan-Seared Hama Hama Sea Rocket Topped with Toothwort Roots & Aged Lichen," by Richard Conniff, Outside Magazine, October 2011

See also: Books by Euell Gibbons

[Thanks, Matt!]