The last featured gallery blog post, is for our Places Gallery. This was a difficult post as the word “place” has such a broad range of meanings. In this case we will start with “a particular position or point in space”.
Place: location, site, spot, setting, position, situation, area, region, locale.
Now this is all still very vague. So let’s go to the philosophical sense of a “place”; simply being the spot in which you exist at that moment. In a photographic application this then becomes dangerous, so if I am there and take a picture, I can call it location photography? Well that could get out of hand, I already have tonnes of photos to work through.
So what if we put some parameters in place to help, 🙂 no pun intended… For a photo to be of a place does a structure of some sort need to be present? Be it a human made structure like a building, or a natural structure like a mountain? Then what happens when it to comes to a photo of a beach or of a forest, no structures there really. OK, so perhaps let’s say the place photo needs to have a recognizable subject, a known mountain, river, building, etc… Now you could say that all places, that a human has been, is recognizable by someone. So what if the little mountain you took a picture of is not well known to the masses, it was still a nice “place” to you.
So, am I any closer in coming to a conclusion in what constitutes as a “place” when taking a photograph, I’d have to say no. Does this really matter, not particularly. So with all that figured out, 🙂 here are some the photos of the places we have been and would like to share with you.