Originally posted by gys:
For me, it's a big yes to the topic question.
I live next to an ocean with no waves or rocks - just mud. Year-round the sky is a uniform blinding grey. There's a worthwhile sunset maybe twice a year. Visibility is impaired by either dust or humidity. The temperatures are in the high 40's (C) for most of the year - during the high summer even insects disappear. There are no mountains, or even hills, no rivers, just a few locations with somewhat OK dunes.
I've been detained by the police twice for taking pictures in perfectly innocent locations - luckily never arrested, but each time it takes long explanations and signed letters to wriggle out of it.
But, I guess the biggest problem is that my creativity is severely underdeveloped - if it's not jumping up and down shouting "photograph me", I just can't see it.
It does make for a lot of photography fun when I go back to South Africa for vacation though!
It may seem bleak to you -- but use that bleakness! It's a place that most of use will never see or experience, so we'd love to see the pictures! (now I have to go look and see if you have any in your profile, because I'm curious...)
ok, the sand is fascinating! and the sandstorm is also! I am fascinated with the desert. I'd like to see more!
Message edited by author 2009-10-03 13:18:44.