Quintet

Quintet

Piece description from the artist

I've always been drawn to the subtle beauty of aspen groves in transition before and after their peak color. That autumn, wanted to catch the very first bits of yellow against the late summer green. I headed to the high country a week ahead of schedule. As I hiked into one of my go-to spots, I spied a group of five aspen huddled together in a near-circle, their perfectly shaped trunks only a foot or two from each other. I took several shots "straight" but just didn't capture their lovely connectedness. Then I moved the camera. The result was a tapestry-like image, the trees woven together as one.

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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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