“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett
How to confined an outdoor person?
Ireland can be a very gloomy place.
Any place can be very gloomy if someone limits your movements to 2-5km radius for 3 months.
There is a stark contrast here of “be positive all the time” and when something sucks, express it (my Croatian heritage).
– Man, this lockdown sucks!!! –
It’s hard not to mention Corona these days. Ireland is still in lockdown. It’s been more than two months now. This means we are limited to 5km radius, which is improvement from 2km. Being and artist, I continued to work, learn, feel.
In everyday walk (the one that we are allowed as an exercise) I only cary mobile phone. Usually, I would drive to the point where I could walk for an hour avoiding pretty much everyone.
That’s how series’s entitled Corona emerges.
We, my hubby and I love to fly with our drones. Me, as this gives me birds eye perspective, something I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. My hubby, he loves to fly.
It is still the same feeling I had as a child, wide opened eyes, trying to see the world, to take it all in at once. Fifty years later and it is still not finished, not all seen, not all known. There is magic everywhere. I am a believer. For me God’s creation is so wast and never ending, I’ll have eternity to continue exploring and even then it will not be finished. There is still and will be so much new to get to know and comprehend.
Infrared is new in our life. We bought converted Fuji Xa3 full spectrum. It means I can see the light waves that I can’t see otherwise. Suddenly every landscape that I photographed is changed, it is different, the same, but new.
And I didn’t even start to experiment with different times of the day, or even with long exposure.
Above photos are taken on a sunny day, around noon.
And this one is a morning photo, cloudy morning… The light is completely different.
I didn’t use any software manipulations.
It is the same camera, with analog Minolta lens attached and has Tiffen red filter 25A.
I was always drawn to the sea. They say, once you’ve tasted the Adriatic sea, you’ll never find satisfaction anywhere else. This I find to be true.
Horizon points to an empty space above the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is not a satisfaction. It’s not even pleasant. It’s frightening and magnificent, it’s brutal, raw and cold, yet full of life. In that empty space above ocean, my eyes are searching with eager hope.
They say that carrying around large format camera is not practical, that you need more time to set it up, that you will somehow miss some of the good scenes… But, I found out that my LF Toyo 45a is quite practical to carry around. OK, my backpack was definitively heavy and I am a small lady, so not easy. The majority of the weight was from the lenses and from my tripod. Fear of losing good scenes (the light changes quickly etc) – I actually find it was the advantage. I choose my scene carefully and in reducing the number of shots I achieved better satisfaction and quality.
Here are few of my photographs taken on the trip to Kerry. I used Adox CMSII film developed in R09 (no particular reason, but it’s the one that I had in the house).