Inspired by the WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Texture, as Skye is all about textures, I thought I’d share another one of my recent edits.
This is looking across the Quiraing range…
I’d welcome your thoughts on the direction that this image might go.
Have a wonderful day!
A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography! View all posts by jansenphoto
10 thoughts on “Skye – Island of Many Textures – pt. 2”
This picture is beautiful!
That sky…those bluffs…beautiful. I love the contrast in the colors.
Thank you, the landscape there is amazing!
I have an artist friend who takes photos of similar beautiful scenery and then works on them in mixed media. Your photo is so atmospheric I would love to see her take on it. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiQuoeYi83VAhWLLsAKHW-bBUoQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcheltenhamopenstudios.org.uk%2Fartists%2Fanne-bate-williams&psig=AFQjCNFvio-Eh8iWTzjaSjL_GRTa1KA92w&ust=1502468963484492
Thank you very kindly!
I took a look at your friend’s page, and she does beautiful work. She really captures powerful moods of each location.
Yes she’s very original. I have several of her works in my home and I never tire of looking at them. She has the Irish spirituality and it shines through her work.
Thank you for looking- I’ll tell her and she will be thrilled.