Lake Zurich and Alps (from the series: Ethereal Images)
I do not know why, but I am continually amazed how each of us react to our experiences in our own way. This was further confirmed by Paul’s and Julie’s comments to my earlier posts.
I can image Paul Lester and I on a plane trip and comparing images at the end of the day. He would have all of these wonderful images of the many folks who were traveling along with the similar ride, as he did on his recent mini-series. Then I would not have a picture of a single person but perhaps a bunch of clouds and landscapes. Inside photo guy with the outside photo guy. And this is probably the case for most of us, there are things that fasinate us and then there are other things that we do not have any interest in. So our artwork is very autobiographical, it is very much about us!
BTW, this image was made leaving Zurich and I had obtained one of my window seats, but this time on the opposite side of the airplane. The couple of previous trips out of Zurich I had a glimpse of this view as the plane circled the Alps on the trip back to the States. Probablematic issue was selecting this side of the airplance was great for the take off and accent, but then I had the issue with sun glare on the windows for the next 10 – 12 hours. I think the compromise was worth it. Later in the year on the subsequent trips into Switzerland, a lot of the snow had melted off the Alps and they appered not as majestic or interesting.
Best regards, Doug