Articles Tagged with: Landscapes
Hiroshi Sugimoto | Seascapes

Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract attention―and yet they vouchsafe our very existence.
The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let’s just say that there happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example.

Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.

– Hiroshi Sugimoto

 North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton, 1996, Hiroshi Sugimoto

North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton, 1996, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Baltic Sea, near Rügen, 1996, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Baltic Sea, near Rügen, 1996, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Aegean Sea, Pillon, 1990, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Aegean Sea, Pillon, 1990, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Cascade River, Lake Superior, 1995, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Cascade River, Lake Superior, 1995, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Ligurian Sea, near Saviore, 1993, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Ligurian Sea, near Saviore, 1993, Hiroshi Sugimoto


Shanghai | The Bund

Never one for landscapes, cityscapes or even city at night shots, I did manage to get lucky with this shot in Shanghai about a block away from The Bund.

The night’s drizzle helped make the city lights luminous. Held on a windowsill and exposure was about a half second.

The Bund, Shanghai, shot with Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

The Bund, Shanghai, shot with Leica M6 TTL 0.58, 35mm summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


Connemara | Peat Bog

I normally do not shoot landscapes because I don’t care about landscapes and am horrible at creating them. Not that this is any great shot but I like this image because this particular peat bog in Connemara in western Ireland was a striking place. This was taken in late morning and the entire vista was empty and very still.

There is a dark mood in the image with the low, oppressive sky and the black waters of the bog. It was a beautiful morning there, with that threatening sky, the desolate landscape, and the still black waters.

Shot with a Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X.

Peat bog, Connemara, Ireland © Doug Kim

Peat bog, Connemara, Ireland © Doug Kim