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ellynwriting - health slowdown ADMIN December 15, 2015
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the poetry of words & images
by INVITATION only
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Invitation Request threads

This group discussion is for members only.

Group Description

✫ artful titles and quotations; minimum requirement - ARTFUL TITLE ✫

Your admin looks for sensitivity, an unusual eye, skill, use of light, perception, artistic passion and that elusive poetic marriage of words and image. I'm also looking for subtleties, nuances, suggestions, hints, the illusion of poetry.

Photographic art is not about composing something and taking its picture; it's about seeing a composition within something and revealing it in one's own unique style.

In photographic art, there is a loss of self and a disclosure of soul.

The photographic artist makes the vernacular rare
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And, MOST OF ALL, I look for the elusive PHOTOGRAPHIC GESTALT - the image with the artistry mentioned above, coupled with a unique title and a quote (in the description) evoked by the image.

Photographic Gestalt: an image of high artistic merit, combined with words of literary merit creating a strong unified whole. ALL SUBMISSIONS must have an admin invitation.

♥ all images must have a poetic TITLE &/or DESCRIPTION ♥

only exceptional images with both a poetic quote (in the description) and title(The PHOTO GESTALT) will be accepted into the Admin Awards galleries www.flickr.com/photos/writing/galleries/

♥ please do not be offended if your work is not accepted - this group is on the hunt for a poetic union of words and images

All INVITATION REQUESTS must come through the invitation thread: www.flickr.com/groups/gestalt_group/discuss/7215763395581...

thegestaltgroup

The GG is a specialized, exceptional "photography with literary support" pool based on the Platonic precepts of truth, beauty and goodness. Images are of exceptional perception and quality and not excessively manipulated. The words that complete the Gestalt are identified by author, including "self".

1. GESTALT - a COMPLETION: A shape; a figure; a symbolic configuration or pattern of elements created as a whole that is augmented by its parts; a unified whole; a coherent whole; the perception of oneness.

2. PHOTOGRAPHIC GESTALT: an image of high artistic merit, combined with words of literary merit to augment the impact of the image and create a unified whole.

3. POST 1 = COMMENT 2

Simply put, a perfect photo gestalt has a literary quote in the description & a title based on the quote. Minimum requirement = noteworthy title.

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COMMENT AWARD: copy this code and paste into the comment box of the image you're awarding:

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the poetry of words & images
by INVITATION only
see 5+ Awards and
Invitation Request threads

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ggaward
the poetry of words & images
by INVITATION only
see 5+ Awards and
Invitation Request threads

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We have a LEVEL 2 group now for Gestalt Perfection:

www.flickr.com/groups/perfect_gestalt/

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Group Rules

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. [Pablo Picasso]

1. Invitation only.
2. The preferred submission will follow the definition of the photo gestalt. Photo gestalts go into an award gallery.
2. All work accepted will display a poetic union of words and/or image.
3. Authors of quotations need to be identified.
4. There is an "invitation request" discussion thread for Members Only - this is the is the only place to submit images if you feel you have a photo gestalt that would enhance the group.
5. Admin selection is final. If your Photo Gestalt is not accepted into the pool, please don't take it personally, and please submit again.
6. Discussion threads are for admin use only.
7. Exceptional work, with both a poetic TITLE and QUOTATION will be included in the Admin Galleries.
8. No "smoking" shots, or any other "offense to viewers' sensibilities" shots. And no children, please. In fact, very few photos where the subject is a person will be accepted.
9. No Second Life photo work, please.
10. And, finally.... please - no large watermarks.

~ please feel free to contact the Admin with valid concerns or suggestions ~
~ our main rule is the GOLDEN GESTALT RULE... this group is based the HONOUR SYSTEM and the GOLDEN RULE - please comment on others' photos as you would have them comment on yours ~
~ this is a Flickr Safe group = zero tolerance for gratuitous or naked pictures of any persons ~

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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