Forests, Forests, Mushrooms, Mushrooms and the Sea
Something very beautiful about the rain in Europe is that it can be raining and you donâ€™t see until you feel it, then you focus and the faint, tiny drops come into focus.Â I suppose that must happen in other places, but it is something that we rarely if ever witness at home.Â Finland, yes we did a workshop there, but what is foremost in my memories – the forest, the mushrooms, the archipelago â€“ largest group of islands in the world, the rain, the Baltic sea and wet shoes that didnâ€™t dry for three days.Â It was magical.
Itâ€™s rare that a series of images can tell a story by themselves, but in this case I think thatâ€™s the case.Â I was going to write something and turn the photos that follow and a description of the workshop into one post, but I think I will simply include nothing more than photos.
Of course, I will follow shortly with an account of our workshop that was all the more enriched by its setting on the edge of the sea.Â For now, Iâ€™ll leave you with the magic of Finland.
And as you will notice, theyâ€™re all iPhone images again, Iâ€™m finding it what I would describe as the most appropriate device for the task of recording what we are seeing.Â I have thought a lot about it these days and itâ€™s place in photography, but rather than get into it here, I found an article that says most of what I want to say and perhaps better.Â Itâ€™s by a photojournalist who did a story for the New York Times only using the iPhone, hereâ€™s the link – //lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/through-my-eye-not-hipstamatics/
After all, this is about Finland and then I must follow with an account of the excellent workshop we had there.