Near and far

I often get fascinated with the near and far look.   Here’s a few attempts:

I took these two today.  I was standing on a rugged headland looking out at a distant island.  (full story:  http://atravellinglife.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/dreaming-island/)

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These I took at Alhambra in Spain earlier this year.

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DSCF6343 In the far distance of this one you can see a blue and white smudge of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  If only I’d been able to make that more distinct…

In this one I was trying to capture the odd juxtaposition of the people with their colourful umbrellas, the Roman aquaduct and the more distant view of the old Spanish city of Sergovia.

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At Aphrodisias in Turkey I got fascinated with the way this Greek temple framed the distant mountain.  I spent ages trying to photograph what I was seeing but didn’t quite capture it.  Sometimes you just have to be there.

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7 thoughts on “Near and far

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a beautiful comment. Your phrase ‘a deep sense of longing’ sums up what I felt looking out the island but couldn’t put into words.

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