I have a soft spot for the truly grand landscape, for views that show the land in its full grandeur. It reflects my predisposition to take-in the bigger picture first, before applying context to what I find within.
But much like a pendulum it has swung back and forth, from favoring grand vistas to focusing on the mundane foreground elements that often have better stories to tell. Like a tug-o-war of sorts, both vie for my attention and favor whenever I am out on location. But over the years, I've learned that one approach to composition doesn't work as well without the other. To adequately establish context, you really need both. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: It was a hazy day when I spotted this view just outside the window. The haze helped set the mood of the land but it was missing a story. The simple grass hut caught my attention in spite of its insignificance to the greater scheme of things. By including it as part of my foreground, it helped anchor for my composition and provided the context for today's postcard.)
But wait, there's more...
For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (email@example.com), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers. Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas. No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at firstname.lastname@example.org of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)
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