I went for a walk in Bude yesterday. There was a market on the Quay there and on one of the stalls there was a nice chap – John Worth Photography – selling items featuring his own photos, from cards and calendars to mounted prints.
He said that for his market – the many tourists passing through – the important thing to him was that the photograph was of somewhere recognisable and Cornish. I nodded in agreement. This is probably a good idea if you want people to buy your pictures of places they might have visited while they were here, as mementos for their walls at home.
I appear to have moved pretty far away from that approach myself. My recent abstract pictures are made from the light and colour of the Cornwall around me of course, but you probably won’t see any familiar landmarks.
Anyway, this is taken at Crowdy Reservoir with the hills and moorland of Bodmin Moor in the background. I have a feeling that me having to tell you that fact might disqualify it from being sold to the tourists who enjoyed the view when they were there.