Over the many years that I have ben pressing the button on whichever camera I have been using at the time the centre of my focus has been primarily on people – people of all shapes and sizes from royalty to clowns, blushing brides to some young ladies who you would find it very hard to make blush!
Lately though I have been thinking of more mellow things such as the beauty of nature, the glory of a sunset or the majesty of a solitary tree. Maybe it is age, maybe it is the loss of my darling wife a year ago, maybe it is subconscious rebellion against the horrors of the daily news bulletins. Who knows? All I know is that a change is taking place in my head. This was brought to the forefront when I listened to a master Charlie Waite and looked in depth at some of his wonderful images. Don’t get me wrong, I have always enjoyed a good landscape, but they have never been the focus of attention for my lens.
I will confess that one of the salient factors has been that I have never felt that I can ‘see’ landscapes and, as photographers, I feel sure you will understand. However I have decided it is to change all that and I have decided to try and master the landscape and concentrate on it more from now on. Whether it will work or not is another matter, but if I don’t try then I will never know. A quote I heard today is where I am at with this at the moment – ‘every river starts with a small trickle’. I have posted a couple below of what my new thinking is about, and I will see how I get on – so watch this space!