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Playing The Long Game: Outdoor Photography With Telezooms

Black and white landscapes


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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
11 Dec 2021 11:18AM
Well long time no see, hope you are all keeping well in these difficult times.

The last few years has seen my photography diminish somewhat, not that it’s stood still just evolved.

My life has changed out of all recognition (for the better) so hopefully no more bleak composites.

I have been doing a project that will continue, however that is something I won’t post until I’m happy with where the project is going.

The reason for the post, is I’m moving back to my first love in photography, black and white landscapes. But I’m looking for inspiration. I think I know (and captured) many of the iconic locations. Now I want to set myself a challenge try and find other locations, that allow for either a freer style (hand held) or extreme long exposures. (Would be great to explore both styles at the same location)

I’d be interested to see work of anyone that is producing similar or ideas of locations anywhere in the uk. Any ideas most welcome.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
11 Dec 2021 11:43AM
This time of year should be great for lakes and snow capped hills/mountains in Cumbria, Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Closer to home you might readily find ploughed fields with winter trees bordering (or ideally in the field). Best of Luck!

Dave
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dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
11 Dec 2021 12:40PM
How about some urban landscpes. Victorian terraces or modern glass and concrete oth lenf themselves to the medium. seemingly 'ordinary' streets can take on amother dimension in mono, so you don't need to go far and wide. Shop local as they say.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
11 Dec 2021 1:47PM
Good to see you have surfaced again, Nick, and although I always loved your composites, it is also good to hear that you have found your way back to another genre you love.
Afraid I can't help with UK loations, but if you ever wake up one day in Norway, then I'd be more than happy to help.
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
11 Dec 2021 3:02PM
Thank you, Dave and Keith, urban landscapes are appealing and fits with my other project.

Malcolm I hope to take you up on the offer one day 😊
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Paul Morgan 22 19.9k 6 England
12 Dec 2021 12:35AM
Have you ever come across Fiona Larkins Nick?

Lots of selfies in landscape settings as well, all very atmospheric, brilliant stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3C6Ov07Ees&ab_channel=SeanTucker

https://www.instagram.com/fiona_lark/?hl=en
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
12 Dec 2021 8:11AM
Some of those are a bit special Paul, and it has given me a few ideas thank you 😊
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fredsphotos 7 893 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2021 10:39AM
Re. processing (which you haven't asked about) Robin Whalley uses Lightroom to process the colour image and then goes into Silver Efex which is brilliant for local enhancements. My point - you don't need to go anywhere that special to produce fantastic b+w landscapes.

Fred

https://youtu.be/AYz77jqnHDg
Nick_w Avatar
Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
12 Dec 2021 11:24AM
Thank you Fred
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
12 Dec 2021 12:08PM

Quote:Some of those are a bit special Paul, and it has given me a few ideas thank you 😊

I agree - not seen her work before, so many thanks for the links, Paul.Smile
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fredsphotos 7 893 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2021 3:58PM
Steve O'Nions likes very gritty black and white landscapes and often uses film.

https://youtu.be/1Pv3eHchmPI

Mean and moody!
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
12 Dec 2021 4:54PM
Thanks Fred
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fredsphotos 7 893 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2021 9:45AM
Hi Nick,
Wistmans wood Dartmoor looks good for a b+w landscape bucket list. Below is Neil Burnell's take in monochrome green.

https://youtu.be/5KeJ2QeGKh8

With such a complex, mist would appear to be absolutely essential, to get a good composition there.
(Anyone going there - take care with ones footing amongst the rocks).

Fred
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Nick_w 16 4.4k 100 England
17 Dec 2021 10:08PM
Thanks Fred, Iíve put them on the list. Thanks for the link too 😄
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779HOB 11 1.2k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2022 12:08PM
I've always liked Don Mccullin's landscapes - Amazon Link to Book

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