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I have been back in Brussels for a week or so now and have been as busy as ever. I have been working on the images from the Northern Scandinavia Tour – Umea in Sweden across to Mo I Rana in Norway then north through Bodo (stopping at the Saltstraumen Maelstrom, the largest in the world) and Narvik before spending a copule of days in the Lofoten Islands and then even further north to Tromso returning to Sweden through Finnish Lapland and Santa’s Village at Rovienami. An epic tour covering 2500 miles!
My time is currently taken up with considerations about the future … I am certainly decided to quit teaching and to concentrate on Photography, the question that I have is whether I then Travel fulltime taking photographs along the way, or whether I settle in Northern Sweden where I have a house and a very large workshop where I can concentrate on Carbon and Palladium printing.
This is proving to be a difficult question and not one that I need to decide right now (though I don’t want to let it drift on for too long) but I am coming to some decisions on this, slowly but surely!
The image accompanying this post was taken in Lindau, Germany – I had gone there at the last minute for work and took a camera. It is a spectacular place on the border with Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in this image I am stood in Germany looking at Austria to the left and Switzerland in the far distance. When I took this image I knew that it would be cropped to square simply to remove some unsightly aspects of the view so I composed for the crop. I often find it difficult to crop an image unless I have specifically shot for the crop.
These are exactly the sort of images I like to make and in terms of what the future has to offer I am certainly leaning towards the Travel option.