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playing with compositions

September 16, 2014

I’m not sure what ‘composition’ is, I only know what I like when I see it.


Halifax Common










I know that I don’t necessarily trust “compositions” for they distort reality – create hyper-realism – and can turn the real into something that it is not.


Homemade soup










Yet, there is also the contradictory allure of the compositional piece. That Buddhist moment of simplicity.


Riverdale Park – Toronto








I don’t remotely pretend to know what makes a great compositional – especially in the age of digital photography, where a photo can be dramatically altered with the most basic of computer programs.


distortion through glass









And, of course, compositions are highly subjective. One person’s art is another person’s “WTF is that?” moment.


Christmas Cactus

But I do think – at least for me – finding those rare compositional moments is about slowing down – living in the very second – and staying there for a moment – almost like sitting still, seeing a very small part of the world, holding it in your hand. Before it is gone.







One Comment leave one →
  1. Eric Weiner permalink
    September 17, 2014 12:46 am

    The side of the hill and the leaf are both very beautiful. E Eric Weiner A Museum Of My Own

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