Occasionally you find a scene of light, shape and colour where the arrangement is the point of the photograph. Imagine this in completely flat light, or translated into black and white. Imagine it without the dark cloud at the top, or with clear blue skies and plain green hills. None of those would work. In a shot such as this your eye wanders in a painterly fashion. Where your eye goes, and why, is one part of understanding photography.

 

Peak District Hills

Tuesday July 12, 2005