Alex Hare Photography

Field Notes

I'm delighted that this photograph has been Highly Commended in the 2012 Landscape Photographer of The Year competition. It was taken on a blustery day with showers aplenty but I felt change was always possible and opted to set up and see if a shaft of light would illuminate my subject, however briefly. The problem with this location is that, whilst it's obvious a photograph is there to be taken, finding a composition that works is not easy. The scene is flat; there's no sense of depth to it and even the building is quite distant with no obvious lead into the scene. This is where the lighting is crucial; coming in from back left it side lights the scene and picks out contrast in the repeating pattern of the buildings' columns. The lighting and conditions are such that I doubt this scene could be reproduced without considerable patience and time and I therefore offer this image as a limited edition print (in a run of 250).

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