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Old Dec 15, 2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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I just gave myself some time to try my hand
at an intriguing exercise from Taoism.

I have a couple more at hedwards.deviantart.com
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 8:43 PM   #2
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What exactly is the exercise?

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Old Mar 27, 2005, 11:02 PM   #3
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ahh, the patience required! the balance! the lightness of touch... and, of course, having a camera handy to show off the result!
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 8:48 PM   #4
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All of what squirl said, plus an emptiness of thought and of ill intent. It has helped me clear expectations from my camera work.

I actually set this one up and then came back a couple of hours later to take the shot.

Squirl, in case you were wondering, I set these up at Cowen park.
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 2:04 PM   #5
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I find the picture has potential, but doesn't really do anything for me.

I wonder if you could use the shadows to your advantage if it wouldn't add a bit of depth to the picture. For while this is an "exercise from Taoism" it's also a picture.

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 9:22 PM   #6
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I would blur the background a bit to keep the attention on the rocks.

I like the idea, it's very simple.

I think you did a nice job on those rocks.
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I would blur the background a bit to keep the attention on the rocks.

I like the idea, it's very simple.

I think you did a nice job on those rocks.
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 2:14 PM   #8
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I think you may be on to something there. I suspect that if I had had an off camera flash; that would be it.
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This is a Taoist exercise? I used to do this on my shoe and then take pictures. It is very relaxing, but not if you do it on your shoe.
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Old Jul 3, 2005, 6:55 PM   #10
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I think if you do it on your shoe that would be a way of avoiding the upsetting chance where you succed in getting a few stacked.
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