Winter Hill Pasture
Since starting out doing a daily post in January this year my ideas about photography and picture making have changed quite a lot. Those of you that push yourselves to update your blog regularly; and it does take time, effort and quite a bit of thought; must have found the same. This has obviously made an impact on my camera work. I think that I see images or the potential for an image more readily now, so that my work with the camera is more productive and I tend to come back with sets of photos that are more focussed on a particular quality that I saw in the subject.
Then, during the course of this year, I tackled the HDR technique after seeing fellow bloggers coming up with some stunning pictures. This has given me a new enthusiasm for my work, and although I quite often don’t use HDR multiple exposures……….it’s a pain, and sometimes just inconvenient to take a tripod……..I feel that I have a renewed interest for tackling different subject matter.
I have a huge and chaotic collection of photos. Sometimes trying to find particular sets takes ages, and so often I get waylaid by other stuff I had forgotten about…………..and herein lies an issue that I just hadn’t thought about before. If you don’t process your images straight away you forget what made you take them………..oh, yes, I suppose with most of them it’s staringly obvious why, but often, when I take some pictures, I have an idea about how I’m going to process them.
This is an important issue with me now because I tend to do a lot more processing than I used to do, so finding the time to work on recent sets should be more of a priority. Equally, in going through the back catalogue, I frequently discover pictures that I had overlooked or rejected which now shout out for a transfiguration. So I think, that in doing this blog, my taste and views have changed.
This picture is one such. It was taken near Clatteringshaws Loch and hopefully you will think that it says something. It certainly is transfigured, and in bringing it to life I have discovered something by accident that I hope to explore in future picture making. All this brings me to the point where I started. Pictures are made………..in the mind, in the camera, and on the editing desk.