Photography News Issue 57

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Evolving Landscapes features the work of over 20 photographers including Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite and Paul Sanders. The chosen photographers have helped push back the boundaries of landscape imaging in creative and new directions over the past 25 years. Their work explores the whole spectrum of landscape photography, from traditional scenic shooting to urban and street photography taking in architectural and abstract work on the way, all captured with a broad set of techniques including long exposures and intentional camera movement. The show, arranged by Light & Land (lightandland.co.uk), is on for a short time but if you get the chance it's worth a look. See the end panel for details. The nine images shown here are a taster of what will be on show. Evolving Landscapes Photography is constantly changing and this special show created by photo tour specialists Light & Land looks at how landscape photography has advanced over the past 25 years, featuring the work of over 20 great image creators

The Big Sleep by Graeme Green

Location: Gjirokastër, Gjirokastër county, Albania. Technical info: Canon EOS 5DMark III with a Canon EF 100-400mm lens. About the image: As a photographer, it’s always interesting to explore a country so few people go to and one that isn’t already overexposed from thousands of other people’s photos. Albania is full of photographic possibilities, not just for the surprisingly beautiful landscapes, from snowy peaks to still lakes, but also for local people, rural life and the often austere communist-era architecture, including moody abandoned villages. This particular picturewas taken early one morning in Gjirokastër in southern Albania, during a photography tour of the country that I co-ledwithPaul Sanders.We’d scouteda few locations the night before to give clients an opportunity to take some dawn photos from a vantage point near our hotel, overlooking the city, the valley and the surrounding Gjerë mountains. Rather than the wide landscape shot of the city and surroundings, I used a 400mm lens and spent some time picking out details on the opposing snow-dusted mountains, including deep ravines, radio towers and lines of trees part-hidden by mist.

I used a 400mm lens and spent some time picking out details

Themorning light produced amelancholy blue colour across the landscape that I wanted to capture. I particularly like this

one photograph for the feeling that these giant mountains were (like most people in the town at that time) sleeping, with the

low cloud and mist acting as a massive blanket, and for the sense of light starting to break through.

Kyrgyzstan by Paul Sanders

Location: Tup, Kyrgyzstan. Technical info: Fujifilm GFX with 32-64mm and Lee Filters 0.6 soft ND graduated filter. Shot in Acros with red filter film simulation mode. The final panorama comprises seven vertical shots stitched together. About the image: This image was taken during a recce of Kyrgyzstan and is possibly the quickest picture I have ever taken. I saw the horses walking in a line in front of the mountains and thought it would make a nice image – after all who can resist ponies in the snow?The horseswerewalking quite quickly so I abandoned my usual slow workflow and literally ran back along the road and across a field to get a viewpoint where the horse couldwalk into the frame and form a line across the image. I took seven frames with the black & white film mode and then stitched the JPEGs in Lightroom.

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