I wander around the webiverse, like a demented grey haired old bee,buzzing about different styles and genres of photography...sometimes I even draw conclusions about things. I'm not a great thinker, more doer and procrastinator but when I want I'll stop and investigate until sated and I'm off again,flitting around some Daisy's masquerading as images.... okay I'll get to the point. Landscapes... now it's either me being a dokus or there are a lot of 'award winning' photographers doing , well as far as I can see the same blooming picture ad infinitum, type in 'award winning landscape photographer' into Google (other lesser search engines are available) and start having a rumble through the 33 million(at least) hits that it will throw up.. yep I know, you have your established stars, the thrusters jostling to be established and then 32.99 recurring million others who ..well are basically doing the same thing..... all I'm trying to boil this down to is one thing. Individuality, for the poor souls who have followed my blog over the last couple of years will have noted that one of the things I like is an individual eye, it really has nothing to do with the gear you use, seriously..., more attitude and maybe questioning the genre, bringing something new to the table, sitting down with your gear all packed away and maybe thinking about how you can approach and present something that reflects your thinking....meh...probably the trickiest thing there is in photography that. It could be defined as style, I prefer to think of it as individuality..maybe even personality and I will always cleave to a photographer if their individual vision shines through in their images...here's a couple who see things in different ways and go beyond just going to a location and pointing and clicking....
So...there are and always will be millions of nice sunrisey, nd filtered dreamy seascape images with a bit of sun poking over the horizon, all I'm asking is that for me, yes do it for me ...you put some of yourself into your images, face the twin imposters and climb past those 32,999,999,999 other 'award winning' landscape photographers by having a singular view...in fact...some Individuality.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...