Waylandscape. Fine Art Landscape Photography of England, Scotland, Wales and Norway by Photographer Gary Waidson aka. Wayland. Award Winning Images of British and Scandinavian Mountains and coastlines. Landscapes of Lake District, Snowdonia, Highlands and Northumbria. Castles, Ruins, Rocks and Lighthouses. Atmospheric Landscape photographs of the UK.
Tandlewood, Lancashire. Landscape photography by Gary Waidson.



6th January 2004

So, I’m looking at this compact digital camera with different eyes. I’m wondering if it will produce work like I used to make in the darkroom. Time to experiment.

Tandlewood is beautiful beech wood in part of a local park where I often take Skadi, our dog, for her walks.

I’d admired these old beech trees many times before but never bothered to lump my Broni up there to take a picture. What interests me now looking back on this picture is that I was still thinking in terms of monochrome for “serious” photography as that is what I had mostly produced in the darkroom. I also did a lot of toning of prints as well so it was natural for me to think in that way.

I had often thought that the way the branches twist together gave a slightly sinister air to these trees and the toning adds to the unearthly feel.

The ability to take control of my pictures in software just like I had in the darkroom was very interesting and after a long absence I think was actually starting to enjoy my photography again.

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Award winning landscape photography by Wayland
Award winning landscape photography by Wayland
Gary Waidson has held the Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain since  1994