David Dear Photography

Seascape Panoramic

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The start point for this panoramic was a photograph I took in Dublin, in a part of the city known as the Sandymount Strand. The tide was out, leaving strips of water cutting across the sand, reflecting the pure blue of the sky. I loved the stripped back, almost abstract nature of the shot. At that stage I was cropping all my images into a square which helped you read the image as a traditional landscape / seascape - squeezing your view into the frame and accentuating the abstract feel. The image instantly felt like a hinge point. I thought of it as landscape as barcode, a scene reduced to a series of stripes. It was only years later that I thought of turning the image ninety degrees, so the lines ran vertically and repeating it to form a panoramic.