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The year is closing out with the onset of gales and rain here in the UK. I was hoping to get some outdoor filter testing done but unless anybody has a holder with a fitted windscreen wiper then I’ll be trying again for the next issue.
However, being forced to hide inside isn’t the end of the world as I’ve received a bunch of new photography and art books over the last couple of weeks including Northwest by Alex Nail which was reviewed in this issue. I’ve also got a copy of Hans Strand’s “Island”, Nikki Gynn-Jones’ “In the Dreamtime”, Don McCullin’s “The Landscape”, Roger Taylor’s “Goerge Washington Wilson”, Yan Preston’s “Forest” and a bunch of art books covering Frederic Church, JMW Turner, Claude Lorrain and other geology, botany and climbing books. I’m going to be writing a ‘recommended for Christmas’ list for the next issue where I’ll do quick reviews of a whole range of books.
I’ve also been thinking about how to deal with the cold and wet winter weather, particularly in terms of keeping hands dry and warm. I’ve spent far too much on gloves over the last decade and now have a dedicated drawer just for them. I’m still not 100% happy with them all so I’d really like some recommendations on gloves that will let me stay out photographing in the worst weather whilst still keeping my circulation going enough to operate a camera. Send me what your favourites are and why to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to compile them into an article for the new year.
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There is a sense of drama and even a touch of melancholy in the soft yet dramatic light being just sufficient directional and beautifully orchestrated in order to bring out the details in the foreground where strong lines draws the viewer into the scene. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Carwyn Davies, Karsten Zeidler, Matt Oliver & Vladimir Kysela. more
When I spoke to Alex Nail about his work a few years back, he kept saying “Oh I’ve kept a few photos back for the future” I hoped then that he might be planning a book. more
Put another way, it's the journey that counts, not the destination. Personally, I think that applies to photography too. more
We have created a PDF of all the images which were submitted to the community exhibition. Our thanks go to each of our delegates for supporting the conference and for making it such a brilliant event. more
Thomas has lived in Iceland for just over 20 years now and is perfectly placed to share some insights into his adopted home. more
This is the culmination of my last 6 years work and a celebration of perhaps the lesser known areas of both the uplands and lowlands. more