Current Gallery: quiettime ( piece)
All of these photos have been taken to evoke that relaxed contemplative state of true quiet time. Some people call it prayer, others meditation, but we all need more. Several of the images, furs and mountain, for example, have been composed to evoke the approach of traditional Chinese painters. Everyone has seen these paintings, typically long and narrow, they are painted using three planes to create perspective rather than the vanishing point typically used in Western art. Each of the three planes in the Chinese paintings are painted flat, without perspective like the primitive paintings of Grandma Moses. Typically the lower quarter of the image is the near foreground (often with scenes of people, villages and the like), the middle half is the middle ground, and the top quarter is the far ground (often with mountains, waterfalls or clouds). Vanishing point perspective naturally occurs in photography as the three dimensional scene is projected onto the two dimensional image. However, by careful composition, eliminating the features that provide the visual cues of the perspective, especially in ambient light with smoke, mist, rain, or fog the three planes can be mimicked.
"furs and mountain"  (2003) by studio4-2
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