An early start again this morning to try to add to my Work in Progress Portfolio and getting to the essence of my experience of the Isle of Skye, through a process of reduction and simplification in my image making.  I decided to make some abstract images following on from the views from my window earlier in the week.  My strategy of reduction this time was to remove the strong lines that reveal the many aspects of this natural scene  through intentional camera movement.  Although the technique is one I have used before and might be considered a gimmick, I believe that is only true if there is no consideration as to why this approach is appropriate in revealing the essence of Skye.  I am actually pleased with these images and provide me with another potential way of conveying my experience of the Isle of Skye.  They remind me very much of the work Seascapes by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

These images have not been processed but are for the purposes of a webinar discussion with my tutor tomorrow.

Seascape 7- Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 8 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 9 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 10 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 11 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 12 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 13 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 14 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 15 – Alison Price, April 2019

Seascape 16 – Alison Price, April 2019

And then, some experimental shots of the lone tree and the Black Cuillin which I am not sure worked as well.  I used the same settings as for the shots above and similar technique but panning up in the case of the tree and sweeping the camera in a diagonal motion for the mountains.  These are really experimental as the light was poor and the contrast narrow but I will keep trying:

Tree Blur 1 – Alison Price, April 2019

Tree Blur 2 – Alison Price, April 2019

Tree Blur 3 – Alison Price, April 2019

Mountain Blur 1 – Alison Price, April 2019

I think some of the seascapes and the blurred tree are strong images to include in my Work in Progress Portfolio.

As well as continuing to take photographs I have also been thinking about how I might present my images for my Work in Progress Portfolio.  I have a new website that enables me to layout my work in a more flexible way.  So I have done some mock-ups to discuss with my tutor tomorrow:

Layout mock-up 1 (a) – Alison Price, 2019

Layout mock-up 1 (b) – Alison Price, April 2019

Layout mock-up 2 (a) – Alison Price, April 2019

Layout mock-up 2 (b) – Alison Price, April 2019

Layout mock-up 3 – Alison Price, April 2019

All feedback very welcome!

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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