Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Surf stationnaire

Aussi connu sous le nom de surf de rivière (appellation incorrecte), Montréal  est un site reconnu pour cette activité unique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_surfing ) . Le surf stationnaire se pratique sur une vague qui ne change pas de position, crée par la turbulence résultant de l’écoulement rapide de la rivière et le fond rocheux.  Facile d’accès pour le photographe, ce site localisé derrière Habitat 67, à Montréal, sur les rives du fleuve St-Laurent, permet de capturer des images uniques. Durant les beaux jours de l’été, plusieurs groupes de surfeurs sont présents et se relaient à tour de rôle sur cette vague stationaire.





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Stationary Surf
Also known as river surfing (improper appellation), Montreal is a recognized location to practice this unique sport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_surfing ). The stationary surf takes place on a stable wave, resulting in turbulence caused by the fast flowing river and the irregular rock bottom. This location is easily reached by photographers, and is located behind Habitat 67, in Montreal, along the Saint-Laurence River; it allows perfect angles to capture the action. During the nicer days of the summer, several groups of surfers are present and exercise their sport. Current is more dynamic early during the season when the river flow is at its maximum.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Expression of beauty

The original Greek Canon defined beauty by achieving balance and symmetry. Sculptures all the way to Neo-Classism era in the Western World were based on these proportions and mathematical concepts, insuring the reproducibility of beauty. In photography, the distortions imposed by the lenses cannot guaranty any symmetrical measurements matching the norms defined in the Canon. Fortunately for photographers, the Greek philosophers also defined beauty in the form of harmony between opposing forces. In an image expressing beauty, the equilibrium between two opposing entities is reached when both are neutralized.

With this model, Sunshy, harmony is reached in many ways: polarity between strength and fragility, between force and weakness, between violence and softness, between aggression and peacefulness. All these continuums deliver a rendition of beauty in photography.



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