I haven’t really taken that many landscape photographs so I am certainly open to (and expecting) the usual excellent advice and suggestions on this one!
This is a very traditional scene around Spain, the white villages set back in the mountain with just the one road in and the one road out. This was actually taken from the ‘back garden’ of our friends who live a very interesting life in the mountains with something like 14 cats and 7 dogs. Their place is only accessible via the roughest of dirt tracks, and really does have the most spectacular views.
What I wanted to achieve with this picture was to portray the locations of the villages in the mountains and the way that they were stepped into the side of the mountains. I didn’t want to alter the colour too much as it is a pretty true reflection of the way it actually is.
It made sense to crop out the over hanging branches as far as I could see, but the ones at the bottom really had to remain for the balance of the shot, as I wanted to retain the bridge at the bottom.
On a side note, one time we visited the bridge was closed for construction and the only option was to go through the village and use the old goat tracks through the ravine – interesting to say the very least.
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