Monday, 29 October 2007

Unnaturally Natural

Here is a picture of my latest outing: Sheringham park, (north Norfolk, England) a ‘natural’ landscape garden designed by Humphry Repton, (late 18th Century) the man said to be Capability Brown’s successor. Creating a well-composed photo in one of these ‘natural’ landscape gardens is a synch: just go to the contrived viewpoint, pick up the symmetries and then click! Unfortunately a dull misty day obscured the sea, but notice that the tree line carefully parts to reveal the sea in the background. ‘Natural’? My foot! In art classes I was told to carefully compose my paintings into foreground, middle ground and background. Mr. Repton has done it for me in this picture! I must go back sometime and take the same picture on a sunny day.

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