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This is another in my continuing series of personal explorations in the subtle landscapes of my hometown. There are times when I tend to lose my way relative to my photographic work. It is somewhat inevitable as I tend to look at a lot of images, and in doing so, succumb to the flotsam and jetsam of viewing so many photographs. Just how many beautiful sunsets over misty mountains can one take. It is my own fault of course because I only have myself to blame. No one is making me look at all these images and all I have to do is stop, put down the phone, and shut down my use of Instagram. It is easier said than done. The cure though is to return to the roots of my inspiration, to bask in the sheer pleasure of simple forms and subtle textures, and to be entirely in the moment. It has taken me many years to embrace this landscape and to see its underlying beauty. But it is a landscape that makes you work for the images you make. They do not come easy and only reveal themselves as you peel away the layers of intent and expectations. There are no grand vistas here. Only subtlety, simplicity, grace, and often times loneliness. But I am alright with that and feel the hug and warm embrace that it offers. RHC
TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX50s and a Fujinon GF23mm f4 R WR. Image exposed at ISO 100 at f11 for 1/40 of a second.