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Seeing in 3s: Into the Mists of Morning

Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:02 pm

Lenswork Magazine publishes a monograph series. Last week, I received monograph #11, "China: Land of my Heart," photographs by Dalang Shao, a Chinese photographer and teacher working in Beijing. To quote from the monograph, Dalang Shao's "...aesthetic is thoroughly rooted in Chinese culture and visual language--yet at the same time, there is much in his photography that we Westerners will immediately find familiar. We share ... love of nature and the call to photograph the beauty and serenity we find there..." (p. 4.)

So, with a nod and an apology to Dalang Shao, I offer this effort at photographing and sharing the serenity of my morning. Matt


Into the mists of morning (1 of 3).jpg
Into the mists of morning (2 of 3).jpg
Into the mists of morning (3 of 3).jpg
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:41 pm

A lot of impact for me, Matt. Love the feel of isolation and fragility of man in nature with #3 and the composition of #2 - the triangle of dark grass on left, and the angle direction of movement our eye takes from the close kayak through the water to the barely visible pair at top of frame.
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:05 pm

Good images Matt...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 pm

LindaShorey wrote:A lot of impact for me, Matt. Love the feel of isolation and fragility of man in nature with #3 and the composition of #2 - the triangle of dark grass on left, and the angle direction of movement our eye takes from the close kayak through the water to the barely visible pair at top of frame.


Thank you Linda. The specifics of your comment really help make me conscious and aware of what I seem to do intuitively. I will need to be more aware. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Good images Matt...


Thank you, Frank. Matt
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Post by donolea » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:11 am

Very nicely done, Matt. Looks like a great place to go kayaking.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:17 am

donolea wrote:Very nicely done, Matt. Looks like a great place to go kayaking.



Yes it is. My children and grands do it; I dare not. Bad hip, bad knees, bad etc etc. I couldn't get into one, and if I did, I couldn't get out. Lots of folks wander these streams and marshes with cameras. I envy them. Thanks for your comment. Matt
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Post by donolea » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:13 am

Perhaps paddleboarding would be better for you, all you have to is stand up. ;-)

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Post by St3v3M » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:31 am

Wow, I'm really in love with the minimalistic composition and tones of the first. Just wow! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:09 am

donolea wrote:Perhaps paddleboarding would be better for you, all you have to is stand up. ;-)


I suggested that to my wife and sons; my wife said she would refuse to take me to the hospital. My sons use much more colorful language. So, I'll stick with being a spectator. Thanks for the comment. Matt
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