Friday, 31 August 2007
One of my Cotswold photographs
After driving around the Cotswolds for the past three days, I finally settled on the above photo to represent my idea of living in the Cotswolds. Yes, I know it looks very chocolate boxy, but for me it sums up the hundreds of little cottages tucked away down little lanes among the rolling hills west of Burford.
I have over a hundred more photos, and if I can remember how, I shall post a few more. What struck me most was the abundance of cars, vans and tourists blocking every view. I have heard of a program that will remove all unwanted obstacles from pictures - sounds like a good idea, but, people and cars show a true representation of the area these days.
Thank you Richard for your advice re taking Landscape pictures. I didn't realise until now, just how tiring it is to be out and about all day looking for the perfect shot. In the end, I became snap-happy and then spent hours on the computer sorting them out. I have been approached by middle-aged men wanting to know what I'm doing - Hmm, with a camera in my hand I felt like saying, 'I'm flying a kite'! People get quite tetchy and I need to know if I'm breaking any law or code of conduct when taking photos of a road with cottages lined neatly along it.
Even if I don't win the local competition, I now have enough photos to make several calendars, mouse-mats, and greetings cards. It's an idea!