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By The Waters Of Quietness

By The Waters Of Quietness

Photographer: Irving, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 1757.b.20

Item number: 2

Length: 10.8

Width: 17.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Prize-winning photograph in the 'Seascape or River Scenery' category of the 'Amateur Photographer' Monthly Competition No. 31, January 1892

"The second Silver Medal was awarded to Mr. Henry Irving, who supplies us with the following details. The lens employed was a Lancaster's rectigraph, aperture f/30, and two seconds' exposure was given upon an Ilford plate. The picture well bears out its title, 'By the Waters of Quietness,' and a little more attention to the composition would have made it almost perfect. It needed but one stroke of the scissors to remove about three-quarters of an inch of the immediate foreground, which is wholly unnecessary, and therefore weakens the composition. We think, too, that the picture would gain rather than lose by the omission of the figure on the left."

Text from "The 'Amateur Photographer' Album of Prize Photographs, 1893"

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