I have been re-reading John Blakemore’s book “The Black and White Photography Workshop” published in 2005. Although a book based on darkroom printing he has a lot to say about digital capture and printing. Blakemore talks a lot about the photographer’s relationship and response to the subject matter. He also makes an interesting point about prints that don’t totally satisfy as departure points for new avenues of exploration.
This shot was taken at the Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. The lighting was fabulous for black and white as the low winter sun gave contrast and texture to everything in its path. Every time I go to somewhere like Avebury I always come away with the feeling that I am not a landscape photographer. There is always a nagging in the back of my head that I should be good at landscape photography especially when I am not delighted with the results.
Isn’t it strange and a good thing that we are all drawn to different subject matter?
(c) Andy Beel FRPS