Padul, Spain by Charlie Waite
Limited Edition Signed Landscape Print
It may be no coincidence but for many years, I have always enjoyed establishing relationships between elements within the landscape. I do not demand that they should be overtly obvious but if I have been privileged enough to have been able to detect them, then I would always wish to capitalise on them and endeavor to encourage them to knit and interlock together.
I have always had a passion for almond blossom, and this image will not be the only photograph of the blossoming tree in this book.
I have known the Sierra Nevada for a few years although I would never claim to know it as well as an Andalucian landscape photographer. Its ridge is often snow-covered and it offers a good ‘lid’ to the top of the photograph.
I remember, with this particular line of blossom trees, that I had wanted them to have alignment with the Sierra Nevada. However, attempting to align a diagonal with a horizontal would be foolish. Nonetheless, I was happy that the start of the blossom line seemed parallel with the mountain and the far end also seemed to key in well with it.
I would have preferred that the shadow of each tree had not been clipped by the frame. Regrettably though, there was another line of trees which were surprisingly not yet in flower. Even if they had been, I suspect that I would have still aimed for just one diagonal statement. No doubt 90 minutes earlier, the shadows from each of these enchanting almond trees would have been truncated enough to have their tips just falling within the edge of the frame. I was too late.
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