Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Sky II

Photography in Scotland is complex. I very rarely use the flash, and this is good for capturing the rich colours of the skies and the plants, even giving them a mournful intensity. Yet it seems to give inorganic objects a very metallic look. I am not certain how it is that the film technology captured these with mattes. But then, maybe everything is too shiny these days. It certainly seems an odd trend. As Don Quixote said, 'all that glitters is not gold'. And that was before acrylic was invented.

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