Seasons are definitely changing now. The landscape is undeterred by the whipsawing of temperatures up and down – plants have work to do getting flowers out and the thermometer isn’t slowing them down.
Even though I was wandering around looking for spring I did take a moment to try a compositional challenge. Neurobiologists tell photographers our brains are wired to almost instantly pick out the human figure or face in an image; we can’t help ourselves. As such, many outdoor photographers are urged to include people in their compositions, either for scale or for perspective or just for that human touch most landscape photographers don’t get the importance of having in their carefully crafted images (“Ansel never put people in his images!”). I don’t know – should we be arguing with millions of years of evolution? You be the judge – which of the following is more interesting? And why?