David Hay • Landscape Details

When photographers are out taking pictures of classic views and wide vistas, it is easy to ignore the finer details of the surrounding landscape. As David Hay says, we need to describe the location as a whole

Often, on the way to a viewpoint, I capture handheld details along the way. Although it can be difficult to produce a competition-winning image from a simple detail, I have found that, by bringing them together in groups, a more complete description of the location can be made.

Starting a few years ago, I made large prints from a collection of smaller images. Using A3+ paper I would combine 12 smaller square images, each 100x100mm, into a 4x3 grid. I noticed that while the overall tiled pattern looked attractive from the distance, the small images drew people in to look at them more closely. I also tried to ...

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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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