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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Pierrot
by anknor
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A pierrot puppet sitting on a chair. Captured some years ago.
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Submitted: Saturday, 26th September, 2009 10:31 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 21st June, 2004
Focal length: 7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Notes: I added grain to the original jpeg and played with brushes and noise to achieve an "old" look. Then I altered the contrast and the curves, blurred some of the noise and changed the colours to get the final sepia/bw picture.
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