This week, I’ve been looking back at some of my old images from 2011. This has been rewarding for a couple of reasons:
- I was finding new images that I liked but which I previously haven’t processed.
- I found myself remembering my excitement when capturing a wonderful scene.
This shot at dawn, of the mist rolling in over Corfe Castle in Dorset, is a great example.
Today, whilst I would enjoy witnessing and photographing a scene like this, I wouldn’t find it rewarding in the same way that I did in 2011. What I’ve come to realise is that the images I gain the greatest sense of achievement from are the ones that could be anywhere. Take this example.
I shot this on my recent trip to Cornwall when walking through some woodland. It could be anywhere, yet I found it rewarding to spot and capture. The shape of the trees, the shadows and the light on the bridge all combined to make me think there is a picture here. I took a moment to capture it and then the light changed, and the moment was gone.
I remember wondering at the time if I had imagined the scene briefly looking good.
It’s also interesting to think back to when I first became interested in photography. I would often see images like this in books and wonder “What was the photographer thinking. It’s just a path, bridge and trees. There’s nothing worth photographing.”
How things change.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.
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