Through the Viewfinder
And What Alice Found There
A few weeks ago I arranged a trip back to the lovely Lake District to do some work for my final year uni project. As briefly mentioned in my previous post, my project is landscape based with the theme of 'Man vs. Nature' and my aim is to shoot vast, dramatic environments with a human figure somewhere within the frame, hopefully to highlight the sheer scale and power of nature in comparison to people. The project is all about being at one with nature and realising that humans don't (and can't) control the natural world, despite common beliefs that humans are superior and run the world.
I had a lovely 12 days back at home, travelling out to various locations and bringing my project ideas to life. I shot in a mixture of environments including mountains, rocky crags, and lake sides and also experimented with self portraiture using my tripod and a remote shutter release. This is something I have never really done before so it was exciting to give it a go and I was really happy with the results!
During my visit I photographed up on Catbells, Helm Crag, Rydal Water, Wastwater, Gummers How, and Alcock Tarn. Here are a few of my favourite images from each...
As I said, I'm quite pleased with some of the images I've managed to come away with and I can't wait until I can go out on my next adventure to see what else I can create!
If you'd like a more detailed description of my work in progress and see the making of this project from start to finish (including research, test shots, and my inspiration) then check out my other blog alicewillsphotography.wordpress.com which is specifically to document my work during my final year at uni.