Landscape Photography at Blea Tarn in The Lake DistrictLandscape Photography and the elements of nature. Two days are never the same as you will see from a few of my images and the video with the meetup at the end. This isn’t a negative thing… NO! Far from it, this is the great thing about landscape photography, its forever changing forever in flux. You the photographer, to always have a different environment to capture and enjoy every-time you venture out, is marvellous.
Trying to make sense of the world around you and hopefully producing art with emotion no matter what the theme, I’m always reaching to make something artistic. Something that excites me something with emotion.
Was I successful? The shot above maybe not obviously filled with emotion, but being here and witnessing this moment certainly was. The Swan wings / Angel wings (clouds) opening and the reflection creating this surreal moment was bliss to photograph. For me this is what I push myself for, no matter the weather. 30 minutes before I took this, the light was harsh and the sky blue with no details! Take a walk, have a bite to eat and just chill. You never know what could happen in just 30 minutes.
I would just like to add, the images on my posts are processed the way I like them to be. The pressure we are under to push the saturation and to push the colours and make everything look like its been through a Walt Disney filter is incredible! Especially on Instagram. I processed the image above later using Snapseed to give it that, OOOOH click me look and feel. I sat thinking about this for quite sometime, why? Why? do it, why push your image into an acid trip of colour, brightness and saturation. It’s like eating chocolate all the time, pretty soon it will all get far to sickly and lead down the path of couch potato.
So the images in this post are processed in such a way, I like to think look natural and represent the day as it was seen. Going to far with our images can lead to distrust and to lose trust in your photography is the end for me. If you watch my videos, what you see is what you get. Please drop me a comment below and join my website for more of my rambles after all the processing is done… WELL! is it ever done?
I didn’t invent the triptych LOL, it dates back hundreds, maybe thousands of years with cultures from Japan to the Middle Ages. I love this format, a great way to use the square format (I prefer this ratio) for making a story or group of shots to take you to what I saw and photographed on the day. What’s not to like about this style and format?
The above is one of my favourites I’ve done so for. I will go back and gather them all together in one post for you to see. All my images and this Triptych are available in print, drop me a message below and I’ll get back to you asap. Thank you.
The main reason I enjoy “vlogging” to create videos of when I go out has to be because of the moments are captured in real time, moving image. The photograph can be changed or could lack the emotion of what I was seeing at the time.
My love for photography is genuine, the excitement I get from the environment I’m in takes over! Off camera I have been known to tear up, my heart fills and the light or rain makes me feel alive! To get all these components together and then be able to show others and take you with me is a great thing a great thing I love to share. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them. Please give them a watch and join me by subscribing to my channel below…
Here are the last few images taken a few days later at my Mali Photography Meetup event. The change in the environment at Blea Tarn can be seen in the mood of the skies. From stunning light to storm filled skies, wonderful.
And there’s only one thing left to say… Sithee!
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