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A Different View

When a photographic location is mentioned, the familiar images of it pop into your brain; the photographs taken by others and those you have taken yourself. Is it worth going back to try to photograph it afresh? David Hay has the story

On a recent excursion to the north of England, I visited the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. Almost all the images on display were of the local area, Whitby, Staithes and Roseberry Topping, as these are the best sellers. The road to Northallerton took me past the famous Roseberry Topping. This was the first time I had seen it, although it was instantly recognisable from having looked at many photographs of it by Joe Cornish, in all seasons, over the years. It was like meeting an old friend that you had not seen for a while, familiar yet different to what you expected. It is quite small, not exactly the Matterhorn, and yet...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 27 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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