Pictorialism

Challenge #2 in the Landscapes series. Hosted by pcassel, casperskitty.
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A photographic movement called pictorial started in the late 19th Century. The purpose was for photography to imitate etching or oil painting and thus achieve legitimacy through that path rather than being thought of as 'snap shots'. Here is a good article with illustrations from the WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictorialism Alfred Stieglitz was probably the most famous of its practitioners although he was an American and the movement started in Europe. The movement ended or was greatly reduced in influence with the pure photography of Ansel Adams and his allies who insisted that photography was a fine art in and of itself. It didn't need to imitate anything. Here's your chance to enter a photograph in the pictorial style.
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Memento mori
Gran Canal
Cliffs In Dim Light
Conversation in a park
Morning Walk - Nepean River
Boats at dawn
A dash of light
Morning Landscape with Shepherd, Dog  and Bridge.
Cold fogs
a tree on a seaside
GLORIOUS MORNING
The meeting
Cambridge, UK 2006
The true giants of Africa
Beaucare
Second Valley boat sheds
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