The weather forecast predicts a sunny day for my final period of practice and so I head to the loch where it is bright, but the water and reflections are gloomy.
I decide to use my 50mm lens which has a wider angle of view. Normally, I like to focus or reduce the frame of view in my image-making to concentrate on the object of my attention or awareness. My plan today is to destabilise the viewer in a different way. I was recently reminded of some shots I had taken at the end of my MA – two of which made the Final Major Project.
The images above are triple exposures but this morning I decide to stick with two and review the results, before adding the complexity of a third image and the technical choices that involves.
As I work, I do not feel very positive about the results – this is because there are few shafts of light that might give the images a mystical feel. However, I need to give myself some time and space to develop and perfect the technique and hone my aesthetic and technical skills.
The results of the final day of Practice 7 are interesting and certainly have a destabilising effect. The images show land distorted through water – refraction. I will return to this idea when I start Practice 8 in a couple of weeks.