Here is a quick quote that caught my attention today when talking to a friend who is a landscape photography enthusiast.
“Photograph the light not the land.”
His theory is that it’s the light not the actual subjects in a scene that can make or break a landscape image.
While I’m not sure I’d throw out the scene completely (and neither would my friend I’m sure) I think he’s onto something.
Different kinds of light can completely transform a scene from something that you might not take a second look at to something that takes your breath away.
Here’s a few shots which I think illustrate his point pretty well.