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Collection: Photo Essays
Camera: Olympus PEN E-P5
Lens: Olympus 75mm f1.8 for m43
Location: Taiwan
Date: Feb 16, 2016
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2016

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April 2016 photo essay. Follow link below to view the full story.


Revisiting Donggang again - my third attempt... I have a hard time not photographing this place when in Taiwan. One image is recycled from an earlier visit but the rest are from 2016. LensCulture limits essays to 10 photographs so I'm trying to work under these constraints. Maybe someday I'll have something worthy of entering.

Any feedback you care to share is welcome.

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05/08/2016 10:38:32 PM
Terrific essay Henry.
I looked first at the images without reading the text and the tension is palpable. This first image that does not seem to have been included to the essay is an excellent cover; one immediately feels that it's about life and death and sharp knives as if the fish tails becomes the weapon of choice.
The first image of the essay where you placed your action is a bit of a let down but then you follow with the tremendous profile of a man ready to be consumed by a wild beast. The fish (profile also) is like a totemic figure as if carved in wood but then, bang, comes the next image and we are in Moby Dick territory!
In rapid succession the other images tell of more horror stories and one gets obsessed with shapes that could be humongous fish or small boats of fishermen that disappeared in horrible storms or bloody battles, and this in a cold like permafrost.
And then the last picture of people looking? witnessing? almost smiling? - I wish you could end with a more forceful image but I feel that there is a continuation of this story.

Do not take a break from creating these essays Henry. You have in me a faithful and curious follower.
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05/08/2016 06:47:17 AM
I like how clean and reserved this set is, contrasting the situation and events this place is involved in. Even the leading image, which is powerful on the edge of intimidating, is clean and reserved.

p.s. the catch-of-the-day for me would be the "chinese water writing on the floor" image.
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05/03/2016 05:08:59 PM
When watching your pictures from Donggang I get a feeling what an essay can be: a documentary and yet emotional view on man and beast and environment. Something to ponder about in many differnt ways.
Even the technical aspect of the pictures is terrific.
There is a lot to learn for me, I can see that very clearly now.
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