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Last Call

Piece description from the artist

There is a look I love about aspens in late fall: the last leaves, stark against white bark. The natural minimalism when the cacophony of grandiose yellow dies down to a whisper. When the crowds go home, the dusky skies turn gray, and the only sound is the sudden, overhead "whoosh" of hawk wings. I took "Last Call" on that kind of night. The light was so low, I wondered if I'd be able to capture anything. But the scant light seemed to concentrate the remaining color into nature's neon – blazing orange spotlights against a sea of blue. If this was the last call before closing time, these trees were going out in style.

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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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