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Travelling and Photography

For landscape photographers, travel and photography go hand in hand. However, as Rafael Rojas explains, although these two passions are related, they are not necessarily dependent on one other

A few days ago I returned from Carmel, California. Carmel is one of those places with a certain magnetism for landscape photographers. Masters such as Edward Weston, Brett Weston and Ansel Adams lived in the area for many years and photographed in their backyards, creating some of the most memorable photographs we keep from them.

Those who have visited the area will know that even if the place is a sheer delight and the door to the Big Sur, it certainly lacks the majesty of many other places in the US. Its qualities are subtle and the subject matter quite generic in nature – cypress trees, rocks and sea. However, for the old masters, and for the Westons in particular, it offered a major advantage. It was …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 56 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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