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Scapes Part 6 – Urbanscapes

“We stepped out into the afterlife of the brightly lit streets, a haze of rain around each streetlight like a galaxy, the whole street a universe spread out like a banquet.” – Michael Monture By definition, an urbanscape is literally an urban landscape. A portrait made up of buildings and houses, streets and streetlights and […]

Scapes Part 5 – Waterscapes

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eisely All outdoor photography is basically classified as landscapes. Where all landscape photography offer static ground, foreground and background, waterscapes specifically offer a body of water in the form of a river, ocean, waterfall, stream, pond or dam as well. The […]

Scapes Part 4 – Desertscapes

“All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.” – Paulo Coelho It’s incredible to think that a collection of such small particles can form vast stretches of beach or great dunes in the desert. The processes it has to go […]

Scapes Part 3 – Nightscapes

“I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.” – Anne Brontë The “ingredients” for successful nightscape  photography could be defined as a mix between technical sophistication, nocturnal exploration, artistic vision and a dash of sleep deprivation. While better […]

Scapes Part 2 – Landscapes

“ Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a people, as well as our health, our safety and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.” – Robert Kennedy, Jr. I don’t think it is […]

Scapes – Part 1

What is a “-scape”? According to the dictionary, the word -scape means “an extensive view” or “a picture or representation” of said view”. It is meant to bring across scale (when used as a suffix in photography and joined to words like land-, sea-, urban-, street- etc.) and to let the viewer know that the […]

Birding and photography

What is the difference between birding and bird watching? Although this might sound like a pedantic question, there is (though marginal) a very definite difference between the two (just ask any avid birder!) Birders make a concerted effort to look for and find birds (an action often paired with the photography of said birds) while bird […]

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