Pictorialism

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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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Minimal to standard post-processing done in Sigma Photo Pro. Image gets its pictorial feel from subject, composition and exposure rather than from any overt post-processing techniques.
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Submitted: Sunday, 27th September, 2009 23:06 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 14th August, 2009
Focal length: 16.6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 200
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