At a recent Painterly Landscape workshop with Tony Bridge, I was challenged to capture that which exists between me and the landscape before me. I love grand landscapes, but on this occasion I wanted to explore the small landscape – an aspect often not considered, but significant in that the sum of the parts makes the whole. A visit to Poolburn Dam provided the opportunity to begin this exploration. I was captivated by the patterns formed in the ice – the curves, the jagged shapes, the swirls, the lines and the objects held captive. This image is part of a series and in many respects says a great deal about and for me, and how details in the landscape have content and meaning.
The only post processing has been some HSL and Brightness and Contrast, and some sharpening.
I hope you enjoy my image.