My Photographs

My photographs aren’t strictly Landscape Photography, although they owe a lot to that discipline. Nor are they Urban Photography or Industrial Photography (both sub-forms of Landscape Photography) in a general sense. Although my photos may contain urban or industrial elements, they are not strictly about urban spaces or industry. What they are about is the interaction of people with the land, and specifically the lasting impressions that people’s lives make on the landscape. There may be people in some photos, but it’s their effect that I aim to show, not them.

That “impression…on the landscape” can take the form of structures, or alterations to topography such as drainage ditches or earthen walls. It can be as simple as a path through the woods, or as complex as a cellular radio tower, as permanent as a centuries-old stone wall, or as transient as a newly-mown lawn. While most photos will likely be of more rural areas, urban or suburban subjects can be interesting. Even machinery is relevant, if it somehow relates to the central concept.

The photographs are also about New England as I see it: civilized yet wild. I’m striving for a naturalistic, documentary style of photograph that describes a scene containing both natural and artificial elements. Let me know how effective they are at showing that.

I use High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography for some situations, but my goal here is to make the results indistinguishable from a normal photograph, without any of the color exaggeration or other distortions common with HDR.

If you’re interested in details such as location, f-stop, and similar, most of these images contain those in EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) and IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council Information Interchange Model) tags. Click on the image thumbnail to get the full-size image, then save that to get a copy with the tags. Panoramas or other heavily-modified images may lack the EXIF tags describing the camera settings, so I include that information in the individual posts along with my notes on just what I did to make the photo come out the way it did.

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