One thing that I have been striving to do is to include a stronger human presense in my landscape photographs. And seems that others have noticed as well. What I did not notice until it was pointed out to me recently, is that the people in the photogaph seem to be moving away from the camera.
They are seen but not really seen, a player in the landscape story, but an unknown player, perhaps more mysterious than they should. I keep them at a distance, I don’t get let them usually get close. These landscape images of mine are very autobiographical after all, eh?
Best regards, Doug
BTW I was in Xitang, the historical “Water Village” near JiaShan. I liked this architechial composition and the way the light was iluminating the surfaces. I found myself waiting for people to walk down the alley way (hutong) that was parrallel to the canal, past my small vantage point. This one was the one that interested me the most.