The New Pictorialism II

Challenge #17 in the Great Movements in Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
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In the 19th century, photographers struggled to be seen as artists, and not merely technicians. The Pictorialists wanted to make photography an art form, and they went far beyond mere technical capture of a subject. They wanted to make objects of art that were beautiful and expressed personal emotion. To this end, they heavily modified their images. Pictorialist photographers were more interested in art and aesthetics than subject matter. Pictorialists aimed for emotional impact, rich and delicate images, and poetic interpretations. It also took a lot from the styles of painting in its day, particularly Romanticism and Impressionism. Pictorialism often has a spiritual quality, where the photographer listens to the "still, small, voice". Pictorialism faded with the advent of Photographic Modernism, which was inspired by photographic technology itself. In the 21st century, a New Pictorialism, fueled by the power of image editing tools, is becoming increasingly important.
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The New Pictorialism II
boats
Misty Sunrise
Ephemeral
Ethereal
days
Autumn
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Sunrise on the Ocean
Tuolumne-California
Mistic forest
vase on the window
Foggy Knob 2
Portrait d'un artiste_
Summers End
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mountains and contours
Autumn Into Winter
Big Sur-California
rocks
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river
Curiosity
On the Blue Ridge
Monochrome Maelstrom
Night reading
Moscow river
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Twisted
September Calm
The Great Beach
heideveld
faraglioni dreaming
Half Dome from Tanaka
Crater Lake, Oregon
Storm Casualty
monk's contemplation
Fall Is In The Air
California
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SUNSET IN AMORGOS
The Forest Piper
New Shiny Day
Moutain View
The Canal
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Bray Dune Sunset
Fade to Grey
Cart Wheel
DOLOMITI
The Old Rebel
Decaying sunflower
Drowned
Suomenlinna
Seascape in Space
Bat
The Storm Within
Sunset in January
Geese In Flight
A View in the Dolomites
Church
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Countryside by night
beatgoldhead
Weight-of-the-World
DSC_0635...the SLUM...
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LA PORTA
The Music Room
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Fresh
Trees Crossing
Water Fairy
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october rain #
Dawns Early Light
Morning Around the Bend
Birth of a Mermaid
The Dance
St Mary Basilica
manarola 5 terre italy
Stealing Away
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Still Water
Once Was Enough
The Aisle
Christmas at Liberty's
Down By The River
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Lady of the Lake
The Middle age
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Toucques Valley by Robert Demachy, 1906
Calvary Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - heavily processed weeping angel monument with rose
Howell Island Conservation Area, in Chesterfield, Missouri, USA - night view from causeway to island
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