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I’m sitting in a train carriage whizzing past the Borders at great speed and it seems I can see landscape photographs everywhere. Sadly, as many people will have noticed when going for a drive, stopping and trying to find those photographs is often a disappointing exercise. Our brains are very good at seeing the fleeting glimpse of ‘subject’ and putting them into some possible order. When we stop to take those photographs, we are brought up sharp by the task of dealing with their actual arrangement, rather than the knee jerk, reflex arrangement that we presumed they might have. This even happens when we’re walking around and hence why we often need more time dealing with these relationships than we expect (and why it’s often premature to get the tripod set up when we see something potentially interesting).
Having said all this, there are certain situations where you can just look out of the window and capture captivating photos without having to think too much and the bus journey through Glencoe, across Rannoch Moor and on towards Glasgow gives quite a few such opportunities. Here’s my coach based snap from this morning.
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I started photography a few years ago and have been following a select few photographers over this time who have always given me inspiration to me. I follow them purely because of their love and passion and skill in photography. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Richard Kent, Murray Livingston, Guy Washburn & Goran Prvulovic. more
Photographers working in such places, wishing for their images to convey impressions such as wildness, remoteness, or peaceful contemplation, often compose their photographs deliberately to exclude people, roads, and structures that might betray the true nature of the place and the true experience of being in it. more
We managed to record Joe talking about his trip to Cornwall where he had some great light and beautiful spring conditions. more
You might expect a portfolio full of iconic American scenery, but over time Sarah has found greater fulfilment through the changing conditions, intimate scenes and delicate details for which she is best known. more
I didn’t go to Gibraltar intending on producing a body of photographic work, it was an incidental meeting, but it has always been the concept of the place which dominates the focus of my work. more