reading landscapes

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This picture --entitled IMG_1860---- by Lone Receiver  raises the issue of how we read landscapes. In this case it is to edge-ness of the sea/land borderland and we recognize that such a landscape is multilayered,  contingent, unstable, unpredictable.  One tag references  Raymond Moore, the British photographer of the1960s -1980s,  whose work helped break down the boundaries between traditional photography and 'fine art', He created photographs of the commonplace that suggested there was something uncommonly strange about the scene or landscape.


So we a photo that is about  place, history and is very Enligish both in terms of  northern (gray) climate, and a down to earth "documentary"  images that is  down to earth  (the commonplace) and  informed by Romantic  melancholy that appreciated the desire for an intimate communion with nature  is forlorn. What we have is a form of historical  life (industrialism) that appears as natural history. 

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