2.2.4 Lake District

‘Beauty and Sublime’ revisited

This series of landscape photographs started by revisiting earlier photographs I had taken of Troutbeck on a short camping holiday in October 2014 for OCA Landscape Photography Assignment 1
Beauty and the Sublime.

From my OCA Landscape Photography leisure course.

Looking at the generally over-saturated sunny photographs of traditional ‘Green and Pleasant Land’ images of the Lake District, I thought these photographs with more drama and some ‘rainy volcanic doom and gloom’ would offer more variety.

The original photographs were 8 megapixel RAW format and so very suitable for re-editing with my greater understanding of Lightroom, Viveza and Silver FX to see how far using these software could add extra ‘natural’ lift through selectively increasing saturation and contrast for natural lighting enhancement, as well as removing some of the blemishes like left over rain drops on the lens. The following two series were accepted by Shutterstock after editing – see my Lake District catalogue.

Series 1: Beauty: sun, rain and sheep

Sublime: gloom abstracted

!! Review the ‘sublime’ series again, send more to shutterstock to remind them I exist and submit to Adobe Stock. And annotated gallery on SMUGmug.

Painting effects in Photoshop

Try Photoshop Oil Paint? Other painterly effects?

Further plans

As part of Assignment 5.1 this series will be added to with new photographs from different parts of the Lake District during a planned holiday in September 2019. These will include images with a more sociological approach to landscape, and textual information from my own diaries and also local knowledge of people I know and meet.

Time permitting I would like to use Lake District photos as the basis for a further set of prints – probably collagraph and/or woodcut.

Based on tutor and other feedback on these images, I hope to produce some sort of on-line presentation for Assignments 5.3 and 5.4.