Ever so close and far away (onwards and downwards).

Hi folks,

Okay let’s get the dreadful photographic puns out of the way first. The events of this year, being confined to staying indoors for more than three months, have helped me to shed a lot of light on things, it’s really brought things firmly into focus and given me a new perspective (both literally and metaphorically). ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s true that one never fully appreciates what one enjoys until one can’t do it and that’s the case with my landscape work, there are fewer things in life that I enjoy more than finding a beautiful peaceful location, taking my shots and processing them however my recently rediscovered interest in macro photography has given me another interesting and enjoyable string to my bow which I fully intend to pursue.ย  For a change I’ve been working with small subjects a heck of a lot closer than infinity with an extremely shallow depth of field and using artificial light sources indoors and not my much preferred natural light. About as far removed as one can get from my landscape work.

For some years now I’ve been getting ever increasingly bored and frustrated with living in the London area and frequently finding myself yearning for new, more picturesque, horizons to explore and photograph and it’s horrendously expensive to live in this area so we’ve made the decision to up sticks when we can and move to the south coast of England where there’s a lot more scenic interest for me to photograph with coastal towns, sea, rivers (naturally ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and surrounding countryside a plenty,ย  “location, location, location” ๐Ÿ™‚ . Then I can get back to taking more shots like these.

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So it’s “onwards and upwards” or, more accurately, geographically-speaking, “onwards and downwards”. We’re really looking forward to the move and exploring our new area, bring it on!. I’ll keep you posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kind regards

Leigh