Happy New Year!!
“Twelve significant photographs in one year is a good crop” – Ansell Adams
That many? Twelve? That’s quite a tall order and I think he’s right. These words are of great comfort when I come back from a shoot and the pictures are just not doing what I want them to. It seems it’s not just me.
My aim is to capture and convey my passion for Cornwall and my love of the ocean that surrounds it but more than that, the photographs are an expression of how I see, feel and experience the world. The breathtaking awe inspiring moments I witness at dawn while the rest of the county sleeps. Me, my camera and the remote empty, heart stopping, tear inducing wonderfulness that for a short time at least, will take away the pain and the grief and the madness of it all..
To quote Ansell Adams again, he said that landscape photography was the supreme test of the photographer and also often the supreme disappointment [of the photographer]. I look, I feel, compose and expose, feel the creative spark and press the shutter and so often the image will not live up to the experience for me. How can one get everything one is feeling and seeing onto that tiny little sensor? It can be done of course but it’s tough and I struggled to pick the twelve that I feel get somewhere close. Anyway, these are my 12 significant photographs from the past year.. I hope you enjoy them
24mm f/11 1/125 ISO-100
24mm f/11 60 sec. ISO-100
36mm f/11 120 sec. ISO-100
36mm f/22 1/160 sec. ISO-800