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In the Moment

Piece description from the artist

I love the unpredictability of water photography. The subject is always in motion, even on what looks like a still lake or pond. "In the Moment" is an extreme close-up of river water, taken on a glorious bright fall day. The sky was impossibly blue and the cottonwood leaves at their peak. As I focused my telephoto lens a section of fast moving current, I kept moving in closer until any sense of the tree or even a branch had disappeared. All that was left were the wild, undulating splashes of gold against an azure canvas.

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About Morgan Leigh Mckenna

Colorado, CO

Morgan McKenna is a fine art photographer known for intimate landscapes, water close-ups, mystical tree images, ethereal flowers, and meditative pattern photography. Considered one of the pioneers of the intentional camera movement (ICM), McKenna’s ICM images are known for their detail, painterly feel, and artful composition.
McKenna’s background as a musician comes through in her meticulous choice of subjects, the way she frames and times each image, and her discipline of seasoned technical practices from camera to editing room.

McKenna's highest goal is to be present and collaborate with what wants to happen through her camera. There is an essence of a scene that comes together beyond what any photographer can imagine. Surrendering to that essence (what McKenna calls, "the soul of a moment") is as much a spiritual practice as it is artistic.
McKenna’s pieces have been highlighted by national card companies, including Hallmark and Beautyway. In 2013, Laguna Beach Art Magazine named her one of "twenty artists you should know.” She offers fine art prints as well as finished works on a variety of media including non-glare metal, luminous acrylic, art papers, and canvas. All treatments are archival.

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