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Splendid Isolation

Jack London said: “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a stick!”. My stick is solitude, or more precisely, a place where solitude is possible. Usually I am with one or more companions, whether they be clients on a tour, or a like minded friend, but the main ingredient, the thing that makes it possible for me to fly off to a world of my own lies not in the absence of company, but rather in the absence of barriers.
Not-All-Who-Wander

If I make an image that portrays the illusion, I have accomplished my goal. In fact, there are times that a human figure is essential to complete the composition. An inanimate object can also serve to convey the feeling of isolation by providing something for the viewer to empathize with:

Basking-In-Solitude

A weathered fence post in the midst of multi-colored badlands…

Viaje-De-La-Muerte

or a horse skull perched on the edge of a labyrinthine wash. These anchors add a sense of scale to the image, and allow the viewer to immerse herself in the “splendid isolation” of the environment.

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11 responses

  1. Such beautiful nature photos

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    August 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

  2. gratefull….placement

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    August 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

  3. Gorgeous photos, Jim. I know what you mean about solitude, but for me, personally, I need balance. Just wish that life was such that I could achieve either solitude or company at the precise moments I need each!

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    August 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

  4. It is amazing how this places reminds me THe patagonia desert, south of Argentina.

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    August 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

  5. Reblogged this on miplanetabonito.

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    August 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

  6. amazing!

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    August 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

  7. Beautiful pictures! Nicely done 🙂

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    September 16, 2014 at 1:41 am

  8. ceopublidrone

    Amazing potos!! Congratulatios

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    September 23, 2014 at 4:09 am

  9. Great write and beautiful pictures! Keep up the good work I will be following your blog and look forward to read more of your articles and seeing your photos.

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    October 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

  10. Absolutely breathtaking photos.

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    October 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  11. I love these. Wonderful composition.

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    November 6, 2014 at 10:16 am

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