Thursday, 18 August 2016

Natural Light Values, Exposure - And How To Predict The Weather For Those Glorious Cloud Shots

"Evening Tide"
EVER WONDERED how all those old landscape photographers and artists were always able to be in the right place, at the right time, to capture all those wonderful images? Ever wondered how all those old farmers were able to accurately predict the best time for sowing and harvesting their various crops? Indeed, have you ever wondered why all those groups share such contempt for Met Office local weather forecasts and modern 'Global Warming' theory?

This is why...

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Words No Longer Cut It - Only Images Can Communicate Now

FACT IS: we all live insular lives. Whether it be through poverty or ill health that confines us to a particular location; a career that demands most of our time; or our selfish choices not to become involved in the societies we inhabit, we all accept our blinkered vision and engage meekly in our familiar routines. Most of us do not have the inclination to consider the future - or how it might be changed. We leave those considerations to those we have elected, in the hope that they will make the best choices on our behalf.

We don't pay attention because, through our taxes, we employ others to do that for us - and, in any case, we simply don't have the time...

Unfortunately, there is a significant time-lapse between taking major decisions and their subsequent effects. It takes time for change to overcome established momentum - and further time, after the change becomes apparent, for those involved to resist or adapt.

Change drips. The drip becomes a trickle; the trickle becomes a flow; and then the flow becomes a flood. Woe betide anyone who stands in its way...