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The City Below, Chicago by Steve GoslingAs part of my new website design I have included for the first time a Blog page (and thank you for visiting!).

This is either a very good or a very stupid idea. It's stupid if no one reads it and no one values the content - I'd therefore appreciate your feedback (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). It's also stupid if I don't make the time in my busy schedule to produce new content - only time will tell on that one but I'm determined to give this my best shot. Again feedback will be helpful to ensure that the content is relevant and of interest (and hopefully, if it's positive feedback, this will encourage me to write posts even during the hectic periods). My good intention is to write a new blog post at least once a week.

 

My aim is to use the blog to share my thoughts about photography and the photographic process (sometimes about technique but probably more often about the aesthetics of the art). I will occasionally talk about equipment - the good, the bad and the ugly - including reviews of products I have tried out where that might be of interest to other photographers. Those who know me will know that these won't be in-depth pixel peeping reviews (not my style) but more about my personal reflections on how effective something is in enabling me to produce my images.

So into the world of Blogging I step. I hope that you join me on my journey and that you are encouraged to stick with me in cyberspace via the marvel of the internet (what did we ever do before it came into existence?).

 Two Seats, Saltburn by Steve Gosling

To give you a flavour for my next Blog post here's an image taken a few years ago on the pier at Saltburn. A favourite of mine that appears on the cover of my 'Lensless Landscapes' book. It's an image that sells well as a print - people tell me they find it restful & tranquil and that was certainly my intent when I took the photograph. However one person has said to me that he found the photograph unsettling, disturbing. His explanation for this unique response was that the two seats made him think of an old married couple who had argued and turned their back on each other. Which proves we have no control whatsoever over how people react to our images so should we give the future viewer a second thought when we fire the shutter? More on that next time.