Fence Post

This has long been a favourite shot of mine, as a landscape because I like the area, and as an abstract composition because I like the lines and textures. Composing within the square means working within a constraint, in much the same way that a poet might use the structure of the sonnet to explore meaning through sound and rhythm.



I was slightly amused when a photographer likened this shot to a wildlife safari image. In truth, much of any photographer's output will demonstrate the eye of the hunter. Taken in the same part of Black Mountain as the previous shot, it represents the living inhabitants. Sheep are not wild and are dependent on their farmer, but they could probably survive without us.