The Medium of Photography

Challenge #8 in the Great Movements in Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
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Photographers usually attempt to produce images that are representations of subjects out in the real world. This kind of representation is not unique, for skilled artists can make pleasing representations using the media of painting, drawing, mosaics, and others. But the photographic medium offers specific possibilities and problems not found in the older art forms. For this challenge, produce images that take advantage of the specific properties of cameras: for example, shallow depth of field, motion blur, wide-angle distortion, or perspective control. Perhaps you have specialty soft-focus, star-filters, diffraction grating, or split-tone filters. Perhaps extreme digital noise is more to your liking, or freezing motion using strobes. Experiment with over or underexposure. If you have a Lensbaby, pinhole, infrared, or a Holga camera, use it!
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Manhattan Bridge on clouds
Suspended In Time
Crown Of Color
smoke_on_the_water
Web Of Pearls
omalovanka
Blowing Bubbles
Blue Velvet
H O T drop
Sunset_Diver_captured_within_Lens_Flare
Night art
Tree on the hill (infrared)
Drops In The Night
Cathedral, ultra-wide angle
Fort Point
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Wine glasses - Missouri Winemakers Society annual competition 2011
Vance Trails Park, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - view of Fishpot Creek at night 2
Helicopter in flight at the Saint Louis, Missouri, USA riverfront 2
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