Pinewood pond

In last week’s post I asked, “Do you think this garden view would be considered as a landscape photograph?”

New week same question. 

Do you think this garden view would be considered as a landscape photograph?


Do You See What I See… 

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  1. I think last week’s image was possibly too much foreground interests and not enough landscape for it to be called a landscape image; it was an image of a pot in a landscape. Not every landscape has to have foreground interest, but that element in this shot really could have transformed it from good landscape into a great one. (Have you considered experiment overlaying last week’s image over the the top of this one in PSE! 😉 )


  2. A photograph is a constructed reality. A garden is a constructed reality . Both are forms of mass media , like a mall or Disney World. As a rule people mean “natural” landscape when they use the word landscape. Of course they do not all agree on what they mean by natural. Some intend it to refer to both the vegetation/life and the physical landscape. Others are more concerned with the “greenery”. If you have a really good macro lens you could find out how many landscapes are on the head of a pin.

    As in all questions philosophical and media literacy questions, in order to have a discussion you have to agree on the definitions of the terms used. It is perhaps better to just go out and enjoy the landscape and take interesting photographs. 😀

    Lovely composition of a garden landscape. 🙂

    BTW: I just did a recent post – Spring Green; it is all about how the “wilderness” landscapes do not reveal the actual context and leaves the viewer wondering what is outside of the frame.


    1. Thank you Joseph for your input, your insights are valuable to me! Had never considered Macro Photography in the landscape category so I did some reading and am looking forward to giving that a go, I have a great micro lens.
      Will check in on your Spring Green post!


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