Photographs help us to see the elements of a landscape. Let’s use this image for an example. It depicts the site’s primary elements: the beautiful sunset, the structure of the trees, the curved driveway and the mass of plantings and lawn in the foreground. When you jot down these elements, it becomes easier to envision the fundamental building blocks of a location.
If you are beginning a new project, it’s important to spend some time evaluating and compiling a list of the site’s attributes and its missing components. A camera lens is often helpful in gaining this perspective. Take lots of pictures. Think like a photographer. Lay them out on a rainy morning like today and analyze them. This exercise encourages you to read the setting. Have fun. Inspirational Gardening Thought Of the Day: “A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.” ~Ansel Adams
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