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Because I do not have any reference in photography in general especially in landscape I trusted google judgment to help me find someone that shots good sea landscape.
I chose sea because it is something that naturally inspires me and in terms of photograph I believe is not the easiest landscape to take a picture of. The movement of the waves, empty space and blasting sun must not be easy to control. I can tell it is not a simple shot because I have tried to take some pictures of the ocean and it never makes justice to my eyes. As I was looking at some photography online I got quite bored to tell the truth. I googled landscape photography and all that I saw was pictures taken with an overpriced camera and that old people would like to use as a desktop computer’s background. However, in the middle of the search I ran by this young artist and her work was worth it to check out.
Her name is Robin Black and she is from Hollywood California. There is not much to know about her. She does not say where she graduated from or if she did not go to school. The only information I got is that she joined flicker on 2009 and got a reward on First Place, Landscape award (2012) at the prestigious biennial International Conservation Photography Awards.
She shortly says in her profile that she loves to shoot in California because of the many different landscapes scenarios she can find. I agree. I believe her work is really earthy and Californian. I was inspired by her shots of New Zealand as well. Nice use of warm and cool, it gives the image the fair depth and dimension. Very well done composition and work with lights.
I definitely liked her work because of the color pallet. It is one of those things that makes me wonder if it is real or not because it is very colorful and crisp. There is lots of contrast and it seems that she cares a lot about composition. Her shots look measured. I wish I knew how she does that but she makes her photos justice to the eyes. Not a single detail is left out. If she shoots at light she gets the moon perfectly cream yellow instead white. If she is shooting in a fog, she gets the transparent smoky texture of a fog. It is just amazing how she makes me feel like I’m looking to a real landscape and not a photograph. It seems too real to be truth sometimes.
Even though crisp reality is not my style, I admire her work for the quality and precision. Again, I loved the strong contrast and saturation of the colors. Very bright and happy. Gives a good energy and makes me proud of the world I live in. She definitely makes justice to the natural beauty of the world. I would use one of her pictures as my desktop background.