If you don't know, Field Notes is a feature on my Riding The Edge Photography website. It used to be set up as an image with an audio file attached. The idea was the viewer could listen to the audio while looking at the photo, I saw it as a way for the viewer to connect with the creator of the image. I’ve since added a second feature page too the site that uses the same audio file approach, I call it The Story Behind The Photo, with two pages that are very similar I’ve decided it is time for Field Notes to evolve.
What has changed? The content will now be delivered in the form of a video short, along with the photo made at the time the video clips were recorded, kind of a black and white landscape and nature photography journal. A lot of the video shorts will come from past photo shoots that I’ve recorded for my YouTube channel but some will be stand alone videos that are made just for this series. This format will let me share how an image was made or just some random thoughts I had while making the photo, without the need for a full length video.
The content will focus on black and white images made with film and digital cameras, I hope these short videos will give the viewer a better sense of place and the thought process of making landscape/nature photos, or whatever else is going on in my head at the time.
Here is a link to the page where some post are ready to be viewed www.ridingtheedgephotography.com/field-notes.html I'll rotate new videos onto the Field Notes page so I hope you check back for new content.
Landscape Photography | Chasing a Dream
In 2016 I made an image at this little lake in the cascade mountains of Oregon, that could be the most unique landscape photo I’ve ever made. And while I do like this photo of a lake that drains through a hole, I’ve always felt it could be better, in better light, in better weather, with better camera gear.
So I keep returning to this little lake that disappears every summer and returns with the rains of winter, chasing a dream, a dream that may never become reality, hoping to recreate a better version of that image I made so long ago.
Each time I return, the photograph I want to make is not there, instead this little lake shows me something else, reveals a little more, so each time I leave with a better understanding of this lake and the possibilities that landscape photography can bring only by returning over and over.
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