A few days ago I was mooching around my local deer park around dawn. The conditions were perfect, with dense fog working a treat to simplify the scene.Read More
Creating an image of real simplicity is way more complex than you might think. Landscapes have a habit of being fluid, messy and innately ‘busy’. Often we don’t notice these things as we zip around - too busy being busy.
When you stop and look - really look - a simple composition might just catch your eye … a solitary tree on a hilltop, a lone sheep grazing in a field, an isolated road winding its way through the wilderness. While you might be drawn to the scene, more often than not there will be ephemeral ‘extras’ which your brain kind of tunes out as it processes the simplified version. You only see what you want to see.
The photographer who is worth their salt will also see what they want to see, but when they process the image they will create a finished version free of the extraneous nonsense that adds nothing to the moment. This particular image is a great example of that. I had an exceptional moment on Saturday morning watching the mist flowing and morphing on its journey through the landscape, and when I found this composition I knew I had something special.
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