Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Landscapes and cityscapes

Portrait photography is nice, because it lets you meet different kinds of people.

But there is another type of photography that is also equally interesting if not more exciting; landscapes, nature and cityscapes.

It is something I'm not really good at and don't have enough experience yet.

So, I want to learn and explore it more.

It is a very different animal from what portrait photography is.

They say it is the ultimate test for photographers.

Erawan waterfalls
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. - Charles Lindbergh

Rot Fai park, Bangkok
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
-Marcel Proust

Thaksin Bridge Bangkok
While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change. - Max Muller

Sai 4 Temple
Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. - Donald Mitchell

Sai 4 Temple
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. - Elliott Erwitt

Chao Phraya river, Bangkok
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. - Ansel Adams

Erawan waterfalls

Landscape photography is always accompanied with travelling and immersing yourself with nature and scenic views.

The process itself is what makes it exciting.

Looking for the right point of view, looking for the perfect composition, watching where the light falls and being observant of your surroundings are some of the components of landscape shooting.

It is something one can do and get lost for a couple of hours, being not aware of the flow of time and just enjoying the present moment.

It's so mesmerizing.

It's something I want to do more.

And hopefully, learn a thing or two about landscape photography along the way too.