18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Tuned landscape 1-23

In almost every landscape-art human emotions are projected on nature. However, nature does not experience emotions as we know it and attributing emotions to a landscape stems from the need to humanize everything around us so that we seem to be able to understand what is beyond our imagination. I'm trying to capture the landscape as is. Photography could have provided a solution, were it not that the experience of landscape differs from the photographic (read geometric) registration. I am making an attempt here to correct this difference. I try to create what I experience or what one could experience when one looks at the landscape. I also play with the apparent chaos of nature. So don't look for beauty, it's all about perception.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Netherlands
Copyright: © Jurgen Rooijackers