I decide to venture out in the gloom for a second period of practice in a day.  The sun has come out and the light looks good to the south.  So, I head for the loch, hoping to catch sunshine and showers.  As is often the case, when I arrive, the clouds overhead are dark and menacing with no sign of the sun that bathed the coast a few moments earlier.  However, as I look across to the Black Cuillin there is an interesting cloud formation and the mid and foreground is lit up by a shaft of sunshine.

Black Cuillin under Cloud – Alison Price, October 2021

I also grab a shot of the recent clearance of trees from the other side of the loch – noting that a more considered study and practice period on this area might be relevant to the methodological strategy of fracture.  The trees have been gouged from the landscape leaving a deep scar which will take time to heal.

Fracture in the Landscape – Alison Price, October 2021

As I said in previous posts, the weather means it is difficult to plan where I might go for my photographic practice.  Based on what I can see and my gut feeling about the direction the clouds are heading, I decide to stay at the loch.  The reflections might be strong, and I notice the wind has started to whip up the surface of the water – unlike this morning when there was not a breath of wind.  Maybe, the clouds will be fast-moving and will allow the sun and blue skies to appear. . .

I decide to take single shots, rather than multiple exposures and continue the intentional camera movement and slow shutter speeds I used this morning.  I hope this will emphasise the reflections of the reeds showing the fragility and fractured reeds as the wind batters the tender stems of autumn.  Again, I am using reflections as a metaphor for the real object – the reeds above the water.

Metaphor 50 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 51 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 52 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 53 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 54 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 55 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 56 – Alison Price, October 2021

All single shots allowing nature to draw and paint its own story, resembling charcoal and pencil drawings.



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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