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CROSS-LIGHTING TWILIGHT

DEEPThe Deep Sealife Centre, Hull, East Yorkshire

For those of us with a predilection for wild places, it can be rewarding and refreshing to turn our attention to the urban landscape. Continue reading »

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SECOND CHANCE SUNSET

Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall

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 »

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SHOOTING THE STORM

LANDS-END

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 »

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SCALLOP

SCALLOP

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.

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THE ‘IMAGE-FEEL’ OF X-TRANS

Beach DogsThe 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 »

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