I entered a landscape photography competition on Photocrowd in the hope of winning a place in Light and Land's exhibition at The Mall this summer.
I didn't quite make it.
But to be give 4th place out of over 950 images by Charlie Waite was a prize in itself.
"It is important for the viewer of any abstract photograph not to try and unravel what it is or where it was but to accept it as a whole. The moment one starts to try and decipher how it was done the relationship between viewer and image is broken. To me this image is full of light, packed full of emotional triggers, very calming and at the same time dramatic. The feeling of light is very well conveyed and the relationship between the deep blue and the dark brown of the reeds and the hill-like shape in the middle of the photograph works really well. The ‘apparent sky’ is completely acceptable even if it isn’t a sky at all and the vertical streaks in the top of the picture do not spoil the pleasure of the image"
You have made my day.