Landscape photography is very much about being in a place and waiting, reading weather, watching the light, watching the cloud activity and looking for a certain drama unfolding within the landscape. It can take much planning at times, especially if you want to photograph something specific like a coastal scene for instance. You have to think about tide times, sunrise and sunset times if you are looking to make good use of that golden hour light or maybe even the blue hour etc. Serendipity certainly plays its part at times, but mostly you have to immerse yourself within the landscape to have any chance of capturing something special.
It can be a very involved process, but also extremely rewarding. When you get it right and the weather behaves as planned/predicted, it is rewarding beyond compare. Having your kit with you at all times is an obvious advantage. When you are out and about in the world and some drama appears before you in the landscape like an incredible vista from a fairytale, the only way you will capture it is if you have to means to capture it.
Landscape photography is fascinating. Learning to discern the subtleties of shifting contrasts and tonal values within the scenery is a skill in itself. Looking fort complimentary colour palettes within the panorama and making a pleasing composition while encompassing all these elements is also the trick. Understanding weather patterns, atmospheric conditions, air temperatures and pressures, all play a part in being able to predicting potential shot opportunities.
The way that light dances and falls across the land and is ever changing makes landscape photography a mysterious and beautiful pursuit. This world is truly stunning and one of my passions to capture and record that beauty. My Landscape photography is an interpretation of how I see this incredible world, which in turn goes a long way to show just how much I love it and what it means to me.
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