I feel like I better say a word about why I posted it.
As I mentioned originally, having commented without really thinking about it on other
people's pictures I thought it would be a bit $* not to post something of my own for possible
But then it was a question of: well what on earth do I post? I was browsing through my
folders where I keep all manner of stuff just jumbled up for this kind of random purpose, and
posting something a bit more "dynamic" and a bit more "traditional" (shall we say) felt like it would be
kind of shouting, 'Look at me! look at me!'. So then thought I'll just pick out something,
anything, a bit more personal, a bit closer to my more private concerns.
I would not expect many or anybody to be particularly impressed by it. Certainly if somebody
wants to tell me they think it's [email protected]
I have no problem with that at all. I might even agree.
(I'd much rather they did that than bend my ear with, say, hypothetically, a load of cod aesthetics).
At no time have I been trying to defend or justify it (only my right to take such a photograph).
Actually I feel like adding a bit more here.
As an experienced landscape photographer I know as well as anybody that certain things just do
tend to work. And certain things just tend not to - like empty fields in bad light.
This worries me on two counts.
1). It does contribute I feel to much landscape photography having a feeling of 'sameness' about it,
especially now that it is so widely practiced and shared.
2). More importantly it bothers me that many aspects of the landscape will thus go unrepresented.
I tend to work mostly on a local basis, photographing what is close to me on a daily basis. I want
to capture and reflect the many moods of a few places rather than vice versa. What prompts me
to take photographs is not the recognition of potential for a stunning image, but something which
I believe is more fundamental than that and common to the arts in general. Am I going to name
it? - not at the moment.
Therefore, as here, I often try to see what can be got out of recalcitrant resources. If the answer
is not much then so be it.