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(Favorites: 2nd one down from the top and the 2nd one up from the bottom).
Thanks John. Too bad the subject matter is an invasive species that wreaks havoc on waterways and other living things. One of the conundrums we face as photographers in making the toxic beautiful to look at.
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Good point, and one which occurs to me every time I’ve photographed Phragmites.
Thanks Ken. As i wrote John above, photos like these raise the question for me: What is the most appropriate way for photographers to depict pollution and other environmental hazards — or worse? Does making beautiful images send exactly the opposite message we should be making? Have yet to hear a satisfactory answer.
I think making beautiful images (like these) is most appropriate regardless of the subject matter. I also think people are more inclined to look at and be moved by these images rather than disregarding them because they are repulsed. Just my opinion but I think you know what I mean because you’ve presented these very nicely.
I’m liking the second from the bottom the best, and i know it’s probably the least abstract. The first one has such an interesting sense of being in space – like maybe outer space!
I’m glad you and John like #8 so much because I almost left it out for the very reason you mention.
And even knowing what an invasive species hydrilla is, I still was surprised to see it in space :)
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