Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Landscape

Waves of Grain I

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    morris asato
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Tucked away in southeastern Washington is an agricultural area with a unique topography. Known as the Palouse, this area primarily grows grain. This grain elevator located in Steptoe is one of the more popular subjects to photograph. It requires a long lens and a high vantage point. The high vantage point is provided by Steptoe Butte State Park which is approx. 2-3 miles (straight distance) from the town of Steptoe. The long lens provided the compression needed to bring the rolling hills together.

I am Morris Asato or ‘Morey’ to some of my friends and an amateur photographer from San Diego, California.

I have been using photography as a creative outlet for several years. As you can see from my images, I do cover a variety of subjects but the one element I try to bring to my composition is some blend of art and photography. Since a lot of my images are creative expressions of what I sense and visualize, the term creative art photography probably sums it best.

My hope is that my images connect with others who can sense the feeling I was trying to convey.

Awards Awarded Honorable Mention or selected as a Nominee in the following juried international digital competitions: between 2014 - present:

     International Photo Awards (IPA)
     Black & White Spider Awards
     Minimalist Photo Awards
     Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)
     Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3)
     International Color Awards
     Monochrome Awards

Awarded 1st through Honorable Mention in the following local juried competitions resulting in exhibition of prints between 2010 - present:

     International Exhibition of Photography - San Diego County Fair
     Front Porch Gallery - Carlsbad, California
     Orange Open Juried Exhibition - Orange, California
     Fallbrook Art Assn Open - Fallbrook, California
     La Jolla  Black and White Exhibit - La Jolla, California
     HBT Gallery - Del Mar, California

Photos published in the following magazines:
    Hawaii Magazine
   Westways Magazine