One of the methods of training the eye as a photographer is to pick a spot and view it via the camera from many aspects and perspectives, taking a few shots whenever.
Solitary seat by the winter boating lake – I tried to capture the feeling that drew me here in the first place which aside from the scenic outlook was warm shelter with winter sun pinpointing the details – as so often happens however with my shots, this did not include the sky!secondary to the strong outline of this lakeside tree, aimed for the the congruence between distant bobbing gulls and the tiny white blossoms on a winter plum – it takes a keen eye – click to enlarge!reed screen and distant willows give a toasty cast to an otherwise monotonic winter grey – I should have swung left slightly more to exclude the overhanging branch – tried to crop out except that compromised the aspect ratio too much. A recurring fault of mine – not paying enough attention to the outer parts of the frame
camera-in-hand I did quite well in capturing close-up details of these seedheads – seemingly for the first time I notice how much the vicissitudes of the seasons tear many of them from the stems whilst others seem untouched
Postscript: The header shot in mirrored perspective proved ideal for my photoart – reeds in winter
INTROSPECTIVE SERIES IS THINKING OUT LOUD AS I AIM TO IMPROVE AND LEARN MORE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. THE IMAGES ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR SHOW – FEEDBACK WELCOME.