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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.

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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.

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Homemade soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

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distortion through glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

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  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 ericweinerphotography.com A Museum Of My Own amuseumofmyown.com eweiner98@yahoo.com

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