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Mo Devlin Purple Streams OPEN EDITION Canvas

Mo Devlin Purple Streams OPEN EDITION  Canvas Mo Devlin

Status: In Stock Available | Condition: New | Edition:Open Edition Canvas | Edition Size: Open Edition | Dim:28 inches wide by 18 inches tall | Mo Devlin| Item #: MD00046S

Price: $ 145.00 USD      

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Available for purchase today, March  1, 2021

Purple Streams

NOTES: Many times when I photograph a large block of ice, I will take a variety of shots that include the complete block and then some close ups. This is actually a single bloom of Delphinium shot at the same time I photographed the image Thin Slice of Purple. And as you might imagine, every block of ice has a top and bottom. This is a macro shot of a single bloom on the bottom of the ice block. The same flower on the other side was half frozen. This bloom was completely covered in ice. The way the ice trailers formed gave the impression of something fluid flowing across the surface. In this case both elements, water and air, were uniquely combined in a way that only gave the impression of movement and not as they would in their natural state..

Purple Streams OPEN EDITION  Canvas by Mo Devlin 

Mo Devlin bio

Mo Delvin s journey into photography began in 1973 when he joined the U.S. Army as a photo journalist. He is an avid aquarist and renowned aquatic photographer for over thirty years. A past president of the American Cichlid Association he maintains close to 3,000 gallons of freshwater tropical fish tanks in his Pennsylvania home. His photographs and articles appear frequently in his blog, "Today in the Fishroom" as well as publications including Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Amazonas, Redfish and hobby magazines around the world. Devlin perfected the art of photographing fish in their aquatic environment. Mastering the dynamic of how light travels through water was only the first of many steps in the frozen flower process. That intense sense of spontaneity Devlin captures is the result of a very deliberate process. These images are not simply stumbled upon, but meticulously created. Freezing his "models" is the most important part of the process. When tap water is frozen the impurities show themselves as clouded white ice. Devlin experiments and continues to perfect his ability to control the outcome of how the ice forms and captures the subject. Sometimes the bloom itself can be the source of impurity. Any substance, natural or added to the plant, may cause large areas of clouded ice. Blooms with high sap or sugar content or flowers purchased that have been given a preservative, pose the biggest challenge. One thing that occurs and is cultivated through his photos is the appearance of "ice trailers." These are simply bubbles that have been squeezed out of the organic material then stretched as the freezing process continued. The science behind their formation is amazing. Flowers add to any room a feeling of beauty and grace. They are delicate beings, alive with sensuality. Mo Devlin s Frozen Flowers capture all that and more. The ice adds a "look again" dimension to this gorgeous photography that draws us in and fires our imagination.