The Pictorialist perspective was born in the late 1860s and held sway through the first decade of the 20th century. It approached the camera as a tool that, like the paintbrush and chisel, could be used to make an artistic statement. Thus photographs could have aesthetic value and be linked to the world of art expression.
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A Wildly-flowered Road
Amboy Crater, 2008
This wild playground
saturated with beauty
and vibrantly colored
would not exist
without this gift of life
of which we have been tenderly kissed
I shot these three photos as a study in light on the same subject during different times of day.
Interesting how a zigzag of light against a shadow will catch your eye while you look away from the low sun. Anticipation, is paramount; the shadows roll over the mountain canyons and ridges quickly. Observe it then. Blank everything else out and don’t look away. What you will see will never be the same again. Don’t miss your moment!