Views: 115 (79 Unique) 
Vote 27
Award Shortlist   

Heart to Heart

By sherlob  
Another conceptual landscape - or perhaps more poetically a 'guerrilla still life'. I'm hoping to add a few more images to this little collection in readiness for a presentation on the subject of using prop's in landscapes for my local camera club in April - note the prop was used at time of exposure its not added digitally. Hearts seem to work particularly well - but I'd be keen to learn your thoughts.

Adam

Tags: Sunset Beach Sand Wirral Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Ripples Hearts Landscape and travel Guerrilla still life Moels

Voters: Philip_H, Coast, cabbie and 24 more


Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Comments


Coast Plus
8 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 10:20AM
Won't be everyone's cup of tea but an interesting concept all the same. I agree the hearts work well as a shape and your placement is good.

What is the decision process on what object is placed and where? Is the concept for different objects or is it a journey of the heart?

For me this is a quality and well executed image and the sort of thing that would be used on a greeting card or a postcard i.e. "Greetings from the heart of the Wirral" Grin or to illustrate a printed religious sermon.

Regards
Paul

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

sherlob Plus
9 2.7k 126 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 10:35AM
Thanks Paul,

You raise some interesting questions.

I like to use prop's to try and create a sense of narrative within the landscape, however in my experience to work the choice of prop has to contribute something to the image - it needs to add to the narrative - to have a sympathy to the scene. Without this the image fails to work as either a landscape or a narrative. I have only recently started experimenting with the use of hearts however, I think they work well on beaches where their presence contrasts with the open space to generate the narrative.

Its interesting that you see a potential commercial use to the image - I don't want the images to look like 'product' photography - but that does not mean that the can't have commercial value.

Regards,

Adam
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:06PM
A conceptual Valentine's card. I like the improbability of the composition combined with the very precise realism.
Moira
Stunning colours
23 Feb 2014 6:30PM
Adam,
Thank you for your photos SmileSmileSmile and thank you for your UA!
Z
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
25 Feb 2014 7:47PM
Good placement and evening light Adam, it does help to have a story to tell too.
Hope the talk goes well
Regards Richard

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.