a secret garden and light on water

25th April 2011
Yesterday we went to visit some friends who have a lovely garden, tucked away and secluded. I spent a very happy time with my camera and these are some of the results:

In my early twenties (many, many years ago) I stayed in a villa in Portugal. I was struck by the photographs hanging on the walls which were the work of the Scottish owner. They were of the Algarve and all were light on water studies. They were uncompromisingly dark and slightly foreboding, but very striking. Although they were at odds with the bright light and colours of the Algarve, I loved them. Later, I discovered how he created the effect and I have been working with it for some time now. This shot was taken when we went for a walk out onto the strand:

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