I’m usually a decise person, but on photography that’s not always true. I managed to frame some pictures but finding the “chosen one” was not easy, consequently this update will feature three images.
So, in this chaotic period I’m still scavenging some time to pursue this project.
Subject of this second week was classical landscaping, I had some ideas regarding black and white scenes but it should be considered in another time. Also weather was shitty and I had to rely on some shots taken in the first days of this year; not freaking out about taking the shot in the current week must be my mantra until the last exams for my master are done.
Vertical framing is not the classical one, and even if the “land” is not much present I liked how the tree breaks the main diagonal of the picture. It was also an amazing day so sky has a good color and the frozen water on the tree makes it looks like some IR picture.
This was a runner up for the title of chosen one. The small town of Montespluga (1908 meters above sea level) is the last italian settlement before the swiss frontier, which lies behind the ridge in the picture. I like the geometry, the central small house which is distant from the other buildings, but maybe some barrell correction was needed; unfortunately time isn’t my ally in this period.
This is my chosen one, I mostly like a couple of things in this picture:
- There are three main horizontal colors, The crystal blue sky, the shadowed mountain and the snowy close terrain.
- Sign on the left says “no trespassing” while the presence of footsteps and a person (a very beautiful model, maybe will be featured in some future updates) make a nice contrast.
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
Next week: Red !