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Things Are Not Always What They Seem

I was in Charlottesville Virginia for the Look3 Festival of the Photograph.  It is billed as “3 days of peace, love and photography.”  It featured talks and exhibits from some master photographers. I just sat at their feet, so to speak, and listened and learned.  I did take a couple of  photos during the three days.

In the photo on the left,  which I call Pastoral Dreaming,  there seems to be a cognitive disconnect between what the artist sees and what he is putting on the canvas.  In the next photo the  black and white photos on the wall are by Bruce Gilden, a prominent street photographer, whose exhibit was, appropriately enough, on a wall on the street.   I was struck by the juxtaposition of the facial expressions  of the people in the photos,  as if they were watching some unspeakable horror, and the body language of the passers bye as if they were subdued by that horror.

Please click on the images to see them full size.

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2 responses

  1. Wonderful observations captured!

    The resolution must be very high based on the load time (a tad slow) and the zoom quality. I am impressed with that, too.

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    June 14, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    • Hi Renee, thanks for the comment.

      Resolution was 300 dpi. I shoot with a Canon 60D and was using a Canon 18-200 mm zoom. Don’t remember the ISO speed. But that lens/camera combination is amazing.

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      June 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

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