Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hiddenhurst from the Top of Hiddenhurst Hill


PHOTOGRAPHER'S DIARY: This photo reverses the view shown in the last photo. Behind these barns the land slopes down to a stream and then back up across the fields of Sunset Ridge that Kevin was plowing in the last photograph. We are looking north toward Massachusetts where the foothills of the Berkshires become the Berkshire Mountains. While I was eager to show a reverse view, my goal is never to document the landscape, but to create images that capture my own feelings about a place. Sometimes I'm so sure of myself that others' opinions, while interesting, probably won't sway me. However, I wondered if this shot was up to the level I have strived for in past shots, and I'm interested in the honest thoughts of all who view this.

4 comments:

Andrée said...

This photo needs to be seen in the large view in order to appreciate the depth and dimension of it (and all of the wonderful details — those silos are great). The banks of hills in the background contrast with the flat field. The clouds are magnificent and give it such depth. I would put it on my wall.

Ted Roth said...

Thank you, Andrée. I guess part of my problem is it keeps reminding me of paintings I know beside which it is insignificant. On the other hand, it does honestly capture my sense of the grandeur of the landscape and skyscape, and I should be happy to have been there at a good moment to catch it. Thanks for stopping by.

Jerry in Tampa said...

Ted - we all wonder how our images will be perceived - every shot... The image is fine - I love the expanse of the field and the gorgeous cloud formation! Very well, my friend!

Jerry in Tampa

Ted Roth said...

Thank you, Jerry. Yes, it's very important to get feedback. Even when I know that I like a shot I've taken, it's good to hear it from others, but especially in cases like this where I'm uncertain. Your visits are very much appreciated. Please don't hesitate to send a note when you have qualms about something in an image.