An unreliable memoir

Posts tagged “sunset


The sky’s on fire again

Sky on fire

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

a.k.a. “Impression Sunset”. Move over Mr Turner.
Quick iPhone shot on the way home, shortly after which, surprisingly, I didn’t get soaked.



Sony DSC-HX20V f4 9.2mm 1/250 ISO 100

What’s the story?

I know why I’m a rubbish people photographer. I’m less sure why I’m a mediocre landscape photographer.

Some would say good photography lies in being passionate about the subject. I would say it’s about understanding the subject. And mostly, I think I understand landscape. The problem I have is that I don’t find the “freezing a moment in time” rationale commanding enough. And the “chocolate box lid” possibility worries me to death. I want a narrative.

I don’t really have a narrative for this shot. It is a moment frozen in time. I was there, it causes me to remember. You weren’t there but you can make up your own narrative if you want. Gloomy light? Reflection? Stillness? It’s up to you.

Sony HX20V f4 9mm 1/100 ISO 100

Darkest Gloucestershire

M5 Sunset
Increasingly I’m finding myself frustrated when driving by mentally framing shots I can’t take. What I need is a sort of D750 Google Glass. By the time I’d found somewhere to park safely for this shot, the best of the light was gone. Not bad though. I thought I’d share this today after the deliberate gloom of yesterday’s image.

Nikon D5200 Nikkor 18-55mm ƒ4.5 34mm 1/30 ISO 1400


Sunset Noir

Sunset Noir

Ok, so it’s filtered to within an inch of its life but I like this one because it accurately captures the atmosphere of time and place.