It was like a domestic comedy in our house. “Planes? You don’t have any photos of planes!” After a little remonstrating, we reached the point where I said “No, p-l-a-i-n-s!” And we then agreed that I probably didn’t have any photos of them anyway! I’ve never been fond of flat, open spaces, and my photographic skills are incapable of doing them justice.
But it’s meant to be a challenge, isn’t it, so with grim determination, I set forth.
The Algarve’s not really the place to hunt for plains, so I moved north to the Alentejo. Wide open skies, they most certainly have here.
But, as you can see below, heavy grey clouds don’t really do much for them.
I know that my Dad’s native Poland has endless flat and forested plains through it’s centre, and I have seen many. Photographic evidence? None. My excuse is that we were usually hurtling along to the next destination at breakneck speed, Polish style.
So I’ll settle for another landscape that I know pretty well, and much nearer home- the Cleveland Hills. I should be out walking this morning but with snow and rain, the ground has become pretty unpleasant and I’m tired of carrying half a field on the bottom of my boots.
And I think that with that, I may well conceed defeat, admonishing myself to hang out of the car and take some death defying shots on my next trip to Poland.
You should head off to Jakesprinter’s page to see a few more successful attempts on the challenge. Better yet, can I see some of yours? Many thanks, as ever, to the brilliant Jake for sharing his graphics and ideas. Click on the lucky snake logo or links to pay a visit.