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Re: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm

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I like the last two river-scapes, with the branches like stretching arms and fingers.
Thanks Piet. As I was closing my tripod, two tiny mallards floated out from behind the middle rock and drifted toward me. A pop of sunlight would hit them now and then as they moved; I stayed still just to watch, knowing that they would flee if I moved. A magical moment in the morning mist I would have lost, had I not paused and watched.

A haiku moment?

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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:30 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
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Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:01 am
I like the last two river-scapes, with the branches like stretching arms and fingers.
Thanks Piet. As I was closing my tripod, two tiny mallards floated out from behind the middle rock and drifted toward me. A pop of sunlight would hit them now and then as they moved; I stayed still just to watch, knowing that they would flee if I moved. A magical moment in the morning mist I would have lost, had I not paused and watched.

A haiku moment?

MattMatt.
LOL - Absolutely!! as I rip up carpet and lay down new flooring, I will think on it, But methinks a challenge thread should be started with the background, and then we need to composite light and birds and make the image as real as we can, to match the haiku. We need Mallards! LOL - floating Mallard light play thread, many pieces, many word fragments, a puzzle to delight.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm

Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W
#52-42: A Haiku Moment

As I was folding my tripod after having taken the photo #52-40 and was about to walk away, a pair of mallards slowly drifted out from the shadows of the rock in this photo. Not wanting to spook them, I didn't move or open my tripod but decided to watch this mystical gift of the morning. They quietly moved down toward the left of the photo, turned, and went back whence they had come. I then took a few quick frames, hand held, before they disappeared behind the rock.

As suggested to Piet, I offer a Haiku as accompaniment.

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Early morning stream
Sunlight probing massive shade
Tiny couple glides.

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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W
#52-42: A Haiku Moment

As I was folding my tripod after having taken the photo #52-40 and was about to walk away, a pair of mallards slowly drifted out from the shadows of the rock in this photo. Not wanting to spook them, I didn't move or open my tripod but decided to watch this mystical gift of the morning. They quietly moved down toward the left of the photo, turned, and went back whence they had come. I then took a few quick frames, hand held, before they disappeared behind the rock.

As suggested to Piet, I offer a Haiku as accompaniment.


photoMentoris-93.jpg

Early morning stream
Sunlight probing massive shade
Tiny couple glides.

Matt
I see the tiny gliding couple, and they give scale to the creek and the water. But my favorite part is the poem, which transports us into your/their world.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 pm

this is very nice
together they swim in light
the image and verse.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:05 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 pm
this is very nice
together they swim in light
the image and verse.
Ah, Piet. Genius. Thank you. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:09 pm

minniev wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W
#52-42: A Haiku Moment

As I was folding my tripod after having taken the photo #52-40 and was about to walk away, a pair of mallards slowly drifted out from the shadows of the rock in this photo. Not wanting to spook them, I didn't move or open my tripod but decided to watch this mystical gift of the morning. They quietly moved down toward the left of the photo, turned, and went back whence they had come. I then took a few quick frames, hand held, before they disappeared behind the rock.

As suggested to Piet, I offer a Haiku as accompaniment.


photoMentoris-93.jpg

Early morning stream
Sunlight probing massive shade
Tiny couple glides.

Matt
I see the tiny gliding couple, and they give scale to the creek and the water. But my favorite part is the poem, which transports us into your/their world.
Thanks Minnie. I have tried before to capture critters that would show the scale. Once I came upon a great blue on that rock; as soon as I appeared, he took off. Now, I have my camera primed when I arrive, walk slowly and look all around. These wee little beasties were a true gift this morning. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:45 pm

I'm really loving this series! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:21 am

Thanks Steve. Welcome back, late, I guess. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:44 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
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Thanks Steve. Welcome back, late, I guess. Matt
I feel like a stranger in a familiar land, but am happy to be home! S-
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