On my recent trip to England I took landscape pictures. I only do landscape photography on my holidays, so that’s once a year for a few days. I take landscape pictures for my own enjoyment. These pictures don’t have to please anybody but me. I don’t sell them and I usually present only a small selection on my social media pages. The time spent taking them and experimenting is what makes me happy.On the ferry to Dover I overheard two German guys standing a few meters behind me, mocking me (they obviously thought I don’t understand them). Their conversation was as follows:
1: “You won’t get a decent shot with that camera.”
2: (Referring to the dull and overcast weather and the somewhat grey view; the White Cliffs of Dover were still far away and not clearly visible.) “Wouldn’t get my camera out for that. Now that’s not going to be a shot suitable as a screensaver.”
I had to laugh. My mood couldn’t be any better as the excitement of crossing the channel and the upcoming holiday made me snap away one picture after the other.
The resulting picture(s) might not be of everybody’s taste, but I love this one and it will be the start of a new series.
Title: “Out of the azure main” (a minimalistic approach to the White Cliffs of Dover)
See more pictures of my trip to England, if you like: “This England”
You might also be interested in this article by Paul Sanders: “Shoot like no one is ever going to look at the picture“