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Landscape photography? We see everywhere great shots - of spectacular locations, atmospheric conditions; pin-sharp, colour-saturated images. But there are so many; few really stick in the mind as truly iconic. The excellent landscape photographers don't just happen to get their shots; they plan - where they are to go, viewpoints, optimum time of day, equipment etc. They are patient, may wait hours, even days, for the right conditions. Very likely, full-time pros.
Here's the situation with 'photographers' like me. I haven't the means, cash or intention to aspire to any of these criteria. My own photography is secondary to what I actually do and enjoy - go walking in the hills, go to jazz gigs, spend prime time with my family, see films, read, write a little. Sure, I almost always take my camera with me. I think the point is that these parameters define me as 'amateur' - in the pure sense of 'lover' or 'enjoyer' rather than in the common derogatory sense implied by its extension 'amateur-ish' - not well done, clumsy.
I don't go to locations TO photograph; I'm in places AND photograph - is the best way of putting this. Most photos - and I do take lots during walks - are for record only, have only personal interest. But the crux for me is perception, seeing things, developing what is commonly called a 'good eye'. Of course, this is a cliche of photography but it does need work, a brain behind the eyes that anticipates, moves into projected spaces, goes before the shutter. The aim - or outcome - might be that a few photographs work and stand independently AS photographs that have a quality others might enjoy. I hope that you find something to enjoy among these images.