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Pointing our cameras towards the sun can often create dramatic images. Overall contrast is obviously maximized, but because foreground and middle-ground objects are being illuminated from the other side, they are rendered as desaturated low-contrast silhouettes. There is a controllable degree of textural detail within these shadows, depending on choice of exposure and subsequent digital processing. Continue reading
I have visited this place several times in the hope of capturing a pre-visualised image of these huge rocks receding into the distance like giant stepping stones towards Longships Lighthouse. A simple but powerful image of the beautiful pink afterglow once the sun has set, complementing the deep blues of dusk. Alas, on this particular visit, I was no closer to realising my intended scene. Continue reading
Maggi Hambling created Scallop, a four metre high steel sculpture bearing the words “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” from the opera Peter Grimes, as a tribute to Benjamin Britten.
The journey to mastery of landscape photography in the deepest sense, is paved with spirituality. It is about finding resonance with nature’s theatre, visual discovery, self-expression; fundamentally, landscape photography is a metaphor for the human condition. Continue reading