This scoping image of a landscape was for a future 5x4 photoshoot, and it was made on a recent late afternoon poodlewalk during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Australia. The lens on the handheld digital camera is pointing towards Kings Head on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
Landscape here refers to the practice of visual representation of space. Photography doesn't just situate landscape in a physical context, it also situates ourselves in it. The framing, focus and depth of field of the camera identify our position as the viewing subject. When we "see " a landscape we situate ourselves in it.
The idea behind this coastal landscape photo was to use this particular perspective to show the edge or relationship between wilderness of the southern ocean and what is traditionally called a human altered landscape--in this landscape the agricultural land and its buildings. The privatised land comes down to the edge of the coast. The public spaces are the coastal rocks and a narrow path between the fence of the agricultural land and the edge of the cliffs.