Column is a monthly feature that explores the world
of creativity and aesthetics.
Mountain and Sky
de Sousa, Director, AbleStable
landscape photography is as much about good
sound technique, a fine
camera, and a good eye. Like
any creative activity, you must become an extension
of the medium to achieve
any success with it. Last year I took a lightweight
digital camera to my trip to Brecon
Beacons. This year I returned
with my family and a
mid-range Nikon which far better captured
the spirit of the landscape of South East Wales.
being pleased with some of the photos I took,
the difference between my visual experience and
the captured image remains as a gaping chasm.
No doubt this was in part due to my lack of
camera technique, but it was also as a result
of the comparative low performance of the
image as recorded within the digital
realm. The eye continues to view the subject
in far more detail and depth.
to the Sky
I look at the images that follow I remember
when I, together with my family, witnessed the
grandeur of a hail-laden
across the ridge at Pen Y Fan, when climbing
Sugar Loaf Mountain at dawn, the blue haze of
layered distant hills stretching out far towards the English boarders, and where
with every step the flow of billowing cloud
keeps one company with its soft, ever changing
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