Friday Image No. 83

Sony RX10, ISO80, f/6.3, 1/320"
Sony RX10, ISO80, f/6.3, 1/320″

For this week’s Friday image, I thought that I would share another scene from my recently adopted moorland project. I think I’m going to title the project “Views from the moors”.

I realise this image might not appeal to many people but I like it for a very specific reason. When you are walking on the moors they are largely flat and featureless, but with a sky that can go on for miles. And what I really like about this vast sky feeling is that because of the and their flatness of the moors, you feel very close to the clouds. I hope the image conveys some sense of this feeling to you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

10 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 83

  1. This is a very interesting project and similar to one that I posed on another blog in trying to create something worthy out of something mundane. I think I used the example of photographing one’s garage door that would, not necessarily be art, but at least be creative with excellent technical attributes. The ‘Moors Project” sounds like a much broader challenge and begs a few questions to consider. One: Will you only shoot color? Two: Will you use the same camera (it doesn’t look like you will)? Three: How about the same lens? Four: Try to shoot the same scene in different atmospheres or seasons? Five: Include macro and even micro? Six: Similar to “one”, shoot in infrared, either color or BW? I could go on, but I guess that a project deserves some thought as to the “rules” and guidelines to follow to give the project, either, uniqueness or some meaning. It sounds, for now, that you are just trying to demonstrate some natural beauty in what often is described as mundane nature. But that is OK too. Just some thoughts for any photo project.

    1. Hi John, I hadn’t really set out many rules for myself as yet other than the moors must be within walking distance of my house (sometimes I do up to 35km so it gives me good scope). Currently I am shooting in colour but have converted a few to black and white that work better as black and white. I suspect I will turn this into a long term project and include sub grupings. I won’t really know until I have built up a body of material. In terms of camera, so far all the work has been shot on a Sony RX10. This is the camera I tend to take with me when walking as it avoids me changing lenses and the image quality is pretty good. It also allows me to work fast. The intention is to shoot in every season and through different weather conditions. I also expect to show close ups as the plants and flowers start to come out. AT the moment though, I’m just out enjoying myself.

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