The image above was my entry for the Landscape category at the Nuneaton Festival of Arts. It was my only entry in that category and it summed up my interpretation of what a landscape photograph looks like. The heavy snowfall had inspired me to go out and take photographs. I came across this lone tree, surrounded by a barren, snowy landscape. At the time my preconceived notion of what a landscape is, was based on being in the environment, surrounded by nature, very static, with no human interaction.
Considering that it won it's category, and that I sold a framed print, must mean that it shared someone else's view of what a landscape photograph should be like. It just so happened to be scene close to where they live, and so they had a personal connection to the image. The role of personal associations with a landscape image is something that I would like to pursue during this course. Does each viewer see a 'different' scene, depending on their experience within it?