Day 193. So there I was, watching the sun set over Tollymore Road, and for those of you who know this road, you will know what that means – the rich green fields layered in front of you, leading to the shock of the grey blue water beyond, with the jagged lines of Rocky Cape tracing a path towards the sun… watching that golden glow catch just the edges of each hill, I was struck by how it served to define the lines and the layers, to give depth to the scene in front of me.
And then I turned around, and saw the same golden light catching just the edges of each rich green leaf of this succulent, and I remembered – landscape photography is picturesque pattern recognition, and those patterns apply across a whole mess of scales… large or small, macro or micro. So here is the small, the micro, the succulent; but I’d like you to see if you can also imagine the hills here, rolling off towards the setting sun, feeling the warmth on your face and squinting your eyes because although you know you shouldn’t look, you don’t want to look away from this beauty until you really have to. If you can… do you recognise that pattern?