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1 Clint Singh DigitalMasterClass March 2009 Project: Landscape: the Vista and the Fragment The Faces of Snowdonia The Sublime and the Forsaken 1 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

2 2 Project Statement of Intent The Faces of Snowdonia In considering how this project could be approached, I decided to break down the Snowdonian Landscape to its bare elements and see if there was a theme that would serve as inspiration for artistic interpretation. You are left with, Sky, Land, Rock, Water, Structure, Plant and Life (Morgan-Griffiths, 2008). With these elements considered, there were two themes that appeared to stand out that could artistically represent the Welsh countryside. My project will take the form of the conflicting faces of Snowdonia, The Sublime and The Forsaken. The Sublime Perhaps no single word better describes the majestic beauty of Wales. Defined “of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe” (AskOxford.com, 2009). This face can be represented in a number of ways, namely traditional landscape photography or perhaps something more abstract, but should show the land in its natural state untouched by man. The Forsaken: In direct contrast to the sublime, the forsaken explores the land scarred by mans greed. As far back as roman times, the land has been mined and provided a means of sustenance to people. Over the years as industries evolve and people have moved on, the land too changed. This face shows the land once beautiful, now stripped bare and left to decay with only remnants of life from the past. References: AskOxford.com (2009) Sublime [Online]. Available from: http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/sublime?view=uk (Accessed 3 rd March 2009) http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/sublime?view=uk Morgan-Griffiths, L (2008) Ansel Adams Landscapes of the American West. 1 st ed. London: Quercus

3 The Sublime 3 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

4 “Kingdoms wide, that sit in darkness, Grant them, Lord, the saving light; And from eastern coast to western, May the morning chase the night; Pouring radiance, As if one day sevenfold bright” (Jenkins, J. 2006, p.99). Rev. William Williams 1791 4 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

5 5 Image Details The Sublime Exposure: 1/6 sec at f/22 Filter: 2 stop (0.6) Neutral Density Graduated Filter Waiting for the light: 1 hour The Sublime

6 The Forsaken 6 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

7 “The works of man shall perish and decay, Cities shall crumble down to dust, and all Their "gorgeous palaces" shall pass away; Even their lofty monuments shall fall; And a few scattered stones be all to tell The place where once they stood,--where since they fell!” (Jenkins, J. 2006, p.9) 7 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

8 8 Image Details The Forsaken Exposure: 1/4 sec at f/29 The Forsaken

9 Reflections on the Project The Sublime In my project's statement of intent, the requirement for the sublime, that included the words, “…. should show the land in its natural state untouched by man”, proved very difficult to achieve. Such is mans’ impact on the land that every photograph I tried to compose during the weekend, showed the effects of man. The chosen image for this theme unfortunately had to be edited to meet the requirements I had set out for the project. The original image can be viewed under Additional Images. Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment 9

10 Additional Images 10 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment

11 11 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment Image Details The Sublime (unedited) Exposure: 1/6 sec at f/22 Filter: 2 stop (0.6) Neutral Density Graduated Filter Waiting for the light: 1 hour The Sublime (unedited)

12 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment 12 Image Details Sunrise Over Cwmorthin Mine Exposure: 1 sec at f/22 Filters: (0.6) Neutral Density Graduated Filter (0,9) Neutral Density Graduated Filter Waiting for the light: 20 minutes Sunrise Over Cwmorthin Mine

13 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment 13 Image Details Lonely Road Exposure: 1/13 sec at f/22 Filters: None Waiting for the light: 10 minutes Lonely Road

14 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment 14 Image Details Still Standing Exposure: 1/8 sec at f/22 Filters: (0.3) Neutral Density Graduated Filter Polarizer (Fully Polarized) Waiting for the light: 50 minutes Still Standing

15 References: Jenkins, J. (2006) The Poetry of Wales, Project Gutenberg [Online]. Available from: http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/8/5/2/18523/18523.htm (Accessed 24th February 2009) http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/1/8/5/2/18523/18523.htm 15 Clint Singh - DigitalMasterclass 2009 Landscape: The Vista and the Fragment


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