Collin J Örthner – Photographer

September 12, 2012

Essence / Characteristic

Filed under: E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Panorama, Panoramic, Plants, Travel, Trees — collin j örthner @ 8:42 pm

I read an interesting article today regarding capturing the “essence” of a place or capturing a “characteristic” view of a place. Is there even a difference? The author of the post felt that if you had captured the essence of a place than you were done and you couldn’t really do anything else whereas if you had captured a characteristic view of a place than there were still many more similar but different characteristic views still to be found. What are your thoughts? These images were made in Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park north of Whitecourt, Alberta. These images are “characteristic” of the Lower Foothills Natural Subregion of Alberta. This is also part of the Boreal forest that is just edging on the pine and spruce forests most people equate with boreal forest. It is a lot of fun trying to capture these “characteristic” views and am looking forward to doing this type of photography in many different type of natural areas. Does this short discussion help in deciphering the essence/characteristic debate?viewpoint?






[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]




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