Although it I haven’t posted new images for a while I haven’t been idle. I’ve been
working on two projects compiling a series of stereo (3D) View-Master images of
the ‘City of York’ and ‘The Great Yorkshire Show, 2019’. Stereo photography presents
new challenges, not least of which is thinking in 3D to provide depth to an image.
Also the picture post card type approach, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, and brightly
coloured flowers in the foreground are ideal for stereo but something I usually try
to avoid in my usual landscape photography. The inclusion of people is also beneficial.
I very rarely crop my images, preferring to retain the full frame rectangular format
of the camera. The View-Master format however is almost square, so consideration
for this must also be taken into account when taking the photograph.
Some of the photographs are shown in the ‘York’ page, not alas in 3D, but as one
half of the stereo pair.
As a child in the early 1960’s my introduction to landscape photography was through
the 3D scenic views in my View-Master stereoscope. In producing my own stereo reels
I feel that my photography has come full circle, or should that be ‘sphere’?
2019, October 17th, Penyghent, Ribblesdale
It is many years since I’d ventured to the top of Penyghent. I was pleasantly surprised
that the climb to the summit was not too taxing despite the burden of a heavy backpack
of camera equipment and a tripod.
The weather from a photography standpoint was not great, but the handful of images
I captured were pleasing enough.
2020, February 8th, The Washburn Valley.
Family commitments have, in the past couple of months, conspired to keep me away
from photography. It was with some relief therefore that I managed to ‘escape’ today
and head for the Washburn Valley. Conditions were good and I managed to capture
a few pleasing images.
I first visited this region some 15 years ago accompanied by the photographer Derry
Brabbs; that was on a hot summers day in July. Conditions were a little different
today, even so I was hoping for a little more snow on the fell tops!