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2008-08-15 17:23:38
Being creative
Simon’s observation on my comment regarding “the process of photography” left me with a wish to make another comment. I don’t think anyone need worry about the exclusion of creative and even playful subjectivity in photography. Photography and subjectivity are inseparable. To frame a shot, compose it, and choose between the many camera settings we have at our fingertips opens up a whole world of interpretation that in fact cannot be avoided. An utterly objective, neutral reproduction of a scene is impossible, in part because of the intrinsic limitations of the camera itself, but also because of these layers of subjective presentation that we add more or less consciously. In writing of the ‘documentary’ character I like to see in photos on MountainViews, I wasn’t longing for some kind of “pure photography” that would exclude – as if it could – this creative subjectivity. It was more, I think, the reasonable expectation that what is presented as a record, however personal, of a mountain at a given moment will not be so creatively manipulated in the digital darkroom (barring obvious humorous intent) as to introduce elements that falsify what is portrayed. As far as reasonable manipulation goes, I’m looking forward to seeing the first ‘High Dynamic Range Images’ appear on MountainViews. For landscapes, if kept 'natural', they offer wonderful possibilities.

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Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 18 hours ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

Summit Comment
Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy a day ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 3 days ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 2 days ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

Summit Comment
Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

Forum: General
Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

Slieve Foye
Onzy 6 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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