Boat in Algae
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.
There's a constant nagging in my mind which I find hard to ignore, possibly
because I wonder whether I shouldn't be ignoring it at all... By photographing
a wide range of subjects, and using a variety of compositional techniques,
I often think it's possible I'm not being obvious enough in projecting
a particular style that could be called my own, or sometimes that I'm
even creating images that are undeniably recognisable as my own work!
Many photographers present their images in a specific way without deviating
from the look or the type of subjects they photograph. It certainly
helps to build recognition for their art and I feel it's very important
to establish a style all of one's own, exactly the same as with painters
I'm confident I have my own 'thing' going on too... I like to work in
black and white with a balanced tonal range, trying to create well structured
images with compositional elements that lead the eye to points of interest
around the frame, my images often have a slight metaphorical meaning
or attempt to encourage the viewer to think and feel a little deeper...
but I wonder if it's too subtle, whether I should hone my subject choices
Anyway, here's another untypical image. I've chosen to compose in a
way that uses the lines of the boat to cut into the frame in an interesting
way, to juxtapose the textures of the wood, algae and water, and lose
any surrounding distractions.
I liked how the harsh sunlight really enhanced the textures in the scene.
The main contrast was achieved by using a circular polarising filter
on my lens, an excellent tool for managing reflections and tone. Even
so, I still felt a little dodging and burning was needed here and there
to create a tonally balanced image I was satisfied with.
If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally
new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and
push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say
If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then
lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!
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