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  • I walked into the island's woodland on a sunlit day.
    And found a wood sculpture placed by an artist.
    It was beautiful and evocative.
    I thought we (the wood artist and I, a photographer) might collaborate.

    So I did the mundane stuff that the painters do:

    I erected an easel. (For me this is a tripod.)

    I chose my colours. (For me this is 'white balance', a setting in a menu)

    'Cloudy' was my choice (warmer colours, you see!)

    I chose my canvas size. (RAW: large file, lots of detail).

    I chose the time required to complete the work. (1/45th second @ f2.8)

    And before I took the image I went in front of the lens and went "Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!" all over the glass. It made the colours bleed and the light diffuse.

    All as a consequence of my breath on the glass before taking.

    Breath. Taking.

    Collaboration.
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