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Thomas Peck’s Critiques
An elemental battle in the landscape
The real pleasure of photography is that it forces me to slow down and really look. That’s never easy in our rushed world, so a chance to stop, look and see is truly valuable.
Landscape photography is a slight misnomer, in that a large number of landscape photographs have as their subject not land but water. Or at least they take the interaction between water and land as a starting point for their imagery.
The juxtaposition of moving, viscous, water and immobile, matt, land helps create tension and flow in the image – a sense of dynamism. Take Karl Mortimer’s photograph of Black Wash (Glamorgan Heritage Coast) as an example. That dynamism is so strong in this image, that we can almost hear the waves crashing against the rocks as they drive up towards the rocky shoreline.