Turkish-born Seyda Deligonul initially started out as a painter, working primarily in an abstract mode for the better part of two decades. But his growing fascination with the passage of time impelled him to eventually set aside his brush and pick up a camera, a machine ideally suited for chronological exploration. A longtime resident of Rochester, New York, Deligonul often focuses his attention on what he describes as nature’s “homeless” —flowers, weeds and shrubbery that are lost, ignored or trampled beneath hikers’ boots. This humble wildlife is for him a kind of prism through which he can give expression to time, memory, motion and beauty.
In photography, we flow in the moment and our perceptions traverse us in the opposite direction. Photography is temporal in nature, in that things present themselves to us and our interpretations of them vary continuously. Even in the studio, where the photographer supposedly has full control, no frame is the same as the previous or subsequent frame. As such, a photographer is given only once chance in that moment. On the other hand, painting is not temporal; its discourse is based on superimposing perceptions. In that sense painting as an art form removes the element of time from the equation. To put it bluntly, photography is a live conversation with a moment, and painting is a series of conversations within our sphere of life. - Seyda Deligonul
That is the magic I am trying to be part of. The tension between nature’s complexity and the minimalist expression of it fascinates me. That is my playground. - Seyda Deligonul
Expressionism in photography may sound like a misnomer, but it is possible. And I think to a degree, I can identify myself with it. Often, nature presents itself in complexity that in most ways does not look much different than a painter’s extremely fast work on canvas. It reveals feelings and emotions, expressing gesturally, sometimes with large brush strokes, sometimes dappling with dripping paint onto canvas. The end result is characterized by a strong dependence on what appears to be accident and chance. It is up to the photographer to spot and seize the opportunity. As a side note, my work differs, perhaps, from the typical expressionism by its anchor where subject matter firmly establishes itself. There is no effort on my part to escape from the representation of the subject. - Seyda Deligonul
* see my HERE WS a expressionism idea
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besnard (52065) 2012-10-01 11:52
Une bonne vue plongeante sur cette belle nature qui commence à revetir ses couleurs dorées d'automne.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
marina7 (8049) 2012-10-01 12:08
a very beautiful and romantic fall scene. Love the soft colors and the leaves in the water.
My best wishes
janjan1897 (835) 2012-10-01 13:07
Beautiful composition with a lovely autumnal atmosphere. The old wooden ladder laid on the calm water surface with the fallen leaves around gives the picture a mysterious and romantic feel. The clarity is excellent and the sky reflection adds light to the picture. I like very much the sense of tranquility coming out of this shot. You've got a splendid playground !
lousat (72425) 2012-10-01 14:19
Hi Geo,a beautiful preview of the autumn colors in a magnificent peinture,i like the very rich composition and the soft sharpness,very nice WS too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (73330) 2012-10-01 21:40
Ton terrain de jeux est bien intéressant et tu en as tiré une très jolie photo aux couleurs automnales, précoces chez toi!
sabermonajati (8919) 2012-10-01 22:53
pleasant autumn paysage with fondle eye colors you captured.
saxo042 (36912) 2012-10-02 7:22
Already autumn colours so far south? But a very beautiful picture with the reflections in the calm water. A nicely composed view!
danos (83093) 2012-10-03 1:14
Γιώργο γεια σου,
πολύ όμορφο σκηνικό,με το φθινοπωρινά χρώματα να δεσπόζουν της φωτογραφίας.Το κάθετο κάδρο,δημιουργεί βάθος με τα πεσμένα επάνω και γύρω στην ξύλινη σκάλα να ομορφαίνει τη σκηνή ακόμα περισσότερο.
ΥΓ Η συμπληρωματική φωτογραφία μου αρέσει περισσότερο.
abmdsudi (39696) 2012-10-03 4:38
The fallen leaves add interest and good lead in displaying the change of season to autumn. Nice crisp detail here and there including the calm stream standing out well. Perfectly captured with excellent detail, great light across and tonal range and lovely composition from elevated pov. The strong diagonal works very well. Congrats
mauro61 (52623) 2012-10-03 14:24
ognuno di noi ha un suo luogo preferito dove viene forse più naturale cogliere immagini,
Mi piace molto l'atmosfera soft che hai ripreso con il canale e la colorazione ambrata
un caro saluto
Silvio1953 (116035) 2012-10-05 9:01
Ciao Giorgios, lovely autumnal composition with fascinating reflections, great perspective, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (52411) 2012-10-06 5:35
Both pictures are magnificent in vivid colors, light and clarity. Early autumn and already trees in multi orange tones.
Lovely shots, nicely composed and presented.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
ourania (26518) 2012-10-07 6:09
υπέροχο το καδράρισμα και η σύνθεση που περικλείει. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το βάθος και το ενδιαφέρον που υπάρχει σε όλη την έκταση της εικόνας. Αλλού τραβούν περισσότερο το ενδιαφέρον τα αντικείμενα, αλλού τα χρώματα και αλλού το φως. Όλα έχουν αποδοθεί θαυμάσια με όμορφο φωτισμό και ευκρίνεια. Μας δίνεται η εντύπωση μιας ξαφνικής ανακάλυψης που μας δελεάζει να την επεξεργαστούμε. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,
siudzi (32381) 2012-10-07 10:59
This is very moody autumnal post taken with a great quality and composition. Like the saturation effect and vivid tones achieved here. Well done, tfs!
serp2000 (37959) 2012-10-10 5:50
Attractive autumn good balanced composition, fine details... Perfect sharpness. excellent colours. Original natural frame. TFS!
Thank you for warm words!
lpi (4857) 2012-10-10 10:08
Excellente composition automnale!
adores (34462) 2012-10-30 17:09
No red boat this time:)!
You got a different autumn shot here. I like it, specially that old ladder, surrounded by golden leaves.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 11:34