But lately I’ve been reading about pre-visualisation – having a clear sense of the image you’re after before you do any of the above. I’ve heard landscape photographers talking about this. Spending months or years visiting particular locations allows them the facility of ‘knowing’ when a particular light, cloud or wind conditions or time of year will reveal images they’ve already envisioned.
So I’ve started to question what I react to so quickly ‘in situ’. More often than not it’s a quality of light, sometimes it’s a relationship between objects or people and sometimes it’s colour. I’ve assembled a few shots which fell into this last category. Why I’m in the habit of bringing down the colour vibrancy when editing? Not completely sure but there is an association with the nostalgia of old postcards.