Marsh Series #1 by Jane Yudelman
© 2012 Jane Yudelman
      Juror's Comment

      From Scott Atkinson:

      "There’s a time when vibrant, showy fall slows, then turns towards winter. This marsh view paints that time, when—as the poets say—nature holds its breath. I love the dreamy yet vibrant pointillism, the quiet patterns and textures of shrubs and grasses, and the still, diffused reflections. I also like the fact that this image is not fully 'color corrected', but keeps a touch of cooler colors amidst the warmer leaves and grasses. Winter is on its way."

    • Title: Marsh Series #1
    • Artist: Jane Yudelman
    • From: Bernard, ME USA

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    Artist Statement

    "Photography is an exploration for me, a quest to capture elements of the abstract in nature. Before taking a photograph, I spend extended periods of time getting to know the natural light, colours, shapes, textures and motion in a small geographical area—a short stretch of beach, a tidal cove, a salt marsh. It is through this process of intimate discovery that I identify the subject matter and the abstract qualities I wish to emphasize. Often times, as in Marsh Series #1, I experiment with ways of infusing painterly qualities into the images I create."