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welcome to

Pictorial

Photography

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Pictures can stir your emotions.

Pictorial images are those created for no other reason than to be enjoyed for what they are.

This section shows some example images, provides access to a for sale gallery and invites you to contact me if you wish to commission a specific image.

Images, images and more images.

You may enjoy the images you see around you, but in reality most will have been created by the need to communicate and promote something other than the image itself.

This could be your holiday snaps to remind you and show others where you went and what you did, advertising posters for products and services, news images recording an event etc.

Landscapes

I indulge when I can. I do love the subject, but never seem to have enough time for my own work. It's usually an activity I 'fit-in' between other assignments and as any respectable landscape photographer will tell you, that's just not good enough. Only the weather and the time of day should be your masters, everything else comes second.

My favourite locations are the Somerset levels and the Dorset and Devon coastline.

Seasons & Timing

My favorite seasons are autumn and spring when the mists are about in the early morning and late evening.

Most landscape photographers will tell you that the best time to be out taking landscapes is around sun rise and sun set. The low sun produces vivide outlines, contract and colours.

I also like to go out with a colleague as it's always nice to have company to share the experience.

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wood in mist
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wood in mist
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If there is a heaven.....

....then it's here on earth all around us, the light constantly changes throughout the day and the scenery through the seasons, and it's all free!

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Somerset levels
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Lyme Regis
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The light is all important

A set of images to make the point.

All these images were taken from my hotel room window in Sydney Australia. From early morning to dusk.

They were all taken with my little compact comera and without a tripod so the quality could have been much better, but the point I'm making here is how different these look just by taking them at different times in the day.

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When is a photograph not a photograph ?

All digital images are subjected to 'post processing'.

It may only be the minimum already done automatically within the camera, or by the photographer using computer software as shown below.

No attempt is made to make these realistic. They have more in common with impression paintings than normal photographs, but their origins come from the original image and our natural world.

The three images below originate from photographs of a leafy plant, a dahlia flower and a jelly fish.

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Want a specific image ?

I accept pictorial commissions if you want something specific. Alternatively to can browse the pictorial (for sale) GALLERY and purchase digital images or prints.

© Ed Gorochowski - Hedgehog Photographic Copyright - All rights reserved - 2015