A few days ago I started this blog and said I would post up some of the photos I had taken for one of the 'H' Photography assignments. We have actually had two assignments to date, one simply looking at Depth of Field and Motion,(see the top photos below) and then we had the first of our Assessments - interpreting 'Ruraltopia' through two different genres of photography with three images for each genre (see the lower photos). I chose the Architecture and Pictorialist genres for this assessment. I used black & white for the architecture because I felt it reflected the buildings more precisely and more in keeping with their age. For the pictorialist style I went for a sepia tone with lots of grain and a soft focus. The idea of pictorialism is to illustrate photography as an art form as opposed to a precise scientific device, hence the detail is less clear and they have obviously been adapted by 'the hand of man'.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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