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