A Vast Palazzo

August 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Or how to have a vision like Major Briggs in Twin Peaks. (and paraphrase the crap out of him as well)

As landscape photographers, we will often start with a general idea, a visualization, if you will.  "I want to go shoot at the Grand Canyon" or "I'd like to shoot snow covered trees" are a couple that spring to mind.

Then there are the times (whether you spend a lot of thought process or not) when you've conceptualized or pre-visualized a scene.  Folks that paint do this frequently.  They know exactly how the finished image will look and just go along for the ride to make it turn out that way.

I am usually a target of opportunity shooter when I'm doing landscapes.  Read my post the other day about light.  I go where the light leads me most days.

Where am I going with all of this just now?

Just recently, a finished image just sort of leapt into my forebrain.  Just like the Major's vast palazzo.  I know where I need to stand to shoot it, exactly what day of the month (give or take one), what the weather should be like, even what time of day to be there for it.

I used to do that a lot more frequently, but a number of things just pushed it to the side.  Now it's coming back like a dormant animal from hibernation.  Part of me wants to ignore it, but I don't think I can.

So is it time to go to that place and make that exact picture?  The one that came to me in a vision?

Siochán leat, S.E.G.

I miss you, Pop.


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