As autumn sets in and we approach the end of the year season, I just thought I would present you one of my calendars: “Landscapes for you 2022”.
Last year I started selling calendars with two “Flower for you 2021”. Flowers have fascinated me for a while and it seemed logical to use them as my subject. The light, the shape, the close-ups, the beauty, the depth of field, these are all things I work with when photographing flowers. It turned out that “Flowers for you 2021” was a success. This motivated me to bring out new calendars for 2022. This year, I have 3 new versions of “Flowers for you” and one version with seascapes titled “Landscapes for you”. So why did I not just stick with my flowers? Why bring a landscape calendar out as well?
When I realized that the “Flowers for you 2021” were being very well received, I decided I must continue and bring new calendars for 2022. I started taking new pics in the spring with my macro lens. But quickly I noticed, I wish to experiment further with a wider view. I had once tried working with a wide lens before. During a trip to the North of France the previous summer, I had my first trial. It took me a while to understand the wide-angle lens. Let’s be honest my first photos were not quite what I expected. I remember being in Villandry and getting so frustrated that I took out my macro lens and went back to flower close-ups. I found out then, that I needed more time to concentrate on landscape photography.
The opportunity came as I was planning a trip for the summer. Researching about landscape photography I found out what filters are. I packed my tripod, camera, and the rest, and off I went to Crete. I experimented with long exposure and was amazed by some shots, which motivated me to do more. The 4 sunset shots with milky water are the result of that work. It quickly became clear that my focus would stay on the sea. Seascape is a really fascinating type of landscape. The water, the sun, and the land all give an architecture that is so mesmerizing.