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Thomas Peck’s Critiques – Ice seal

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Many photographic images are illustrative. They present the viewer with whatever is in front of the camera. However, photographs are at their most powerful when they tease out an emotional response in the viewer. They go beyond illustration and become evocation. Bruce Percy’s image of a small iceberg on the beach at Jökulsárlón in Iceland is just such a picture....

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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If our reading of a picture is based on a literal, descriptive level, then the inclusion of a figure in the landscape has a very simple function: it is there to suggest a sense of scale. The figure acts as a basic juxtaposition between a known height/size and the rest of the content of the image. However, if a photograph...

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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Photographers have to make many decisions while creating a photograph. At the most basic level, however, there are perhaps two key decisions that face every photographer. These decisions are linked and are fundamental to the success of the image. The first is how to frame up the image, and the second is how to organise the elements within the frame....

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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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...

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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Photography can be a frustrating art form. It delights to pose questions and not to provide answers. Take this eerie image by Kilian Schönberger. Why are these trees bent at the base and straight at the top? What is going on? How and why does a tree grow like this? It seems unnatural, a deformity, a challenge to our usually...

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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The Quiet Sublime The tradition of the Sublime in landscape has existed since the 18th Century. The most common understanding of the sublime is when the landscape inspires awe and wonder, even dread and terror. However, that particular representation has fallen out of favour, partly, I suspect, because it was overdone in artistic painterly circles and rapidly degenerated into cliché,...

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques

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Photography is always a delicate balance between technique and aesthetics. Think of the debate that swirls around long exposures/Big Stoppers. You either like the effect or hate it. All very Marmite. And a similar discussion is evolving around the manipulation of depth of field (DOF), particularly as tilt and shift lenses seem to become more popular in mainstream DSLR photography,...

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Thomas Peck’s Critiques – Untitled

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Do you like modern art/photography? Especially abstract modern art…? Or does it frustrate you? Does it feel like the artist is being deliberately obscure, cloaking an image in obfuscation, and then calling it Art! I must admit I can have both reactions… But with this image by Sandy Weir I’m definitely in the former camp. To me this is beautiful,...

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