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Improvisation 6

Improvisation 6. Original is a composite. Image digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation 6. Original is a composite. Image digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Another image in the continuing Improvisation series.

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Improvisation 5

Improvisation 5. Nikon D7100. ISO 200. 105 mm. 1/5 sec at f/6.3. Digital manipulation. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation 5. Nikon D7100. ISO 200. 105 mm. 1/5 sec at f/6.3. Digital manipulation. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

This may be recognized as similar to Improvisation 3, and indeed it is based on that image. I thought that this projected a feeling of tranquility.

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Improvisation 4

Improvisation 4. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation 4. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

And another.

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Improvisation 2

Improvisation 2. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation 2. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Following on the recent Improvisation 1, here is a new image in the Improvisation series.

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Impressions of Nature: Changes

Changes. Nikon D7100. 52 mm. ISO 400. 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Changes. Nikon D7100. 52 mm. ISO 400. 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

“Changes” is an image in the Impressions of Nature series. There’s been a bit of a hiatus since the last images in this series. This series features digitally manipulated abstract and semi-abstract impressionistic and post-impressionist images drawn from nature scenes. The aim is, in the words of Viktor Shklovsky, to “defamiliarize the familiar,” in order that we might see the colors and patterns and textures of nature in new different ways.

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Improvisation 1

Improvisation 1. Nikon D7100. ISO 400. 52 mm. 1/80 sec at f/8. Digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation 1. Nikon D7100. ISO 400. 52 mm. 1/80 sec at f/8. Digitally manipulated. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Improvisation. This is starting a new series. Improvisation can refer to creating something out of other than the usual tools, or for some purpose other than the usual expected. Experimentation, innovation, trial-and-error. In this case, I see improvisation as developing something generative, something suggested but developed without a sense of an intended outcome. A photographic image that becomes something else, driven by its own evolving content. Something that conveys motion, change. As with much modern imagemaking, I intend that the work be appreciated on its own, like a piece of music.

 

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