Oftentimes we find it difficult to explain a feeling that we perceive. It is all very subjective and one can't really explain it in its entierty through words. Visuals help the narrative, especially if one stops looking at images as mere productions stemming from a mechanical machine, and interprets them through visual literacy.
All around us there are signs and symbols that give meaning to all the images that are shot. Of course one may not necessarily know what something means to someone else especially if the person has no background on the place or knowledge of the buildings etc.
In an attempt to capture the spirit of place, today I shot this scene from my balcony. For the past 2 months I have been looking out of the balcony and telling myself that I have to shoot this scene, but somehow it was only today that I could. It was all about the flat morning and overcast lighting and the heaviness in the air that made me grab my machine and shoot this landscape. My motive here was not to test out my gear but to capture the genius loci of this rural part of Haz-Zebbug known as Tal-Baruni.
More to come about the genius loci and the power of visuals in the upcoming blogs...keep tuned.
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