Clichéd Tightrope

Iconic locations, (well photographic honey spots anyway) have this paradoxical attraction. On one hand, they are dramatic, beautiful, peaceful, magnificent places. They are not honey spots by accident! But on the other, exceptionally challenging creatively speaking, because everybody expects different things from them. Your grandmother wants the classic location to print up and put on her wall, but then your inner voice of reason tells you that even being there is traversing a clichéd tightrope towards creative stagnation. So to any serous thoughtful creative type there is this strange dichotomy at work, twisting, pulling and pushing and this psychological struggle I believe is good. It was an overriding topic of conversation this last weekend and something that has fascinated me over the years, but like every interesting question it doesn’t have a correct answer (unless you see the world in binary).


  • Evan Simpkins 4y

    Wow this is incredible :O just soo beautiful!
  • blinking idiot 4y

    Superb quality to the light and colour palette in this one.
  • monika spoljaric 4y

    what amazing and stunning photo...the composition is amazing...superb..
  • Jose M. Pérez Padilla 4y

  • Jason Theaker 4y

    Joe Rainbow Take shots for everyone? But you can’t make everybody happy (o: John Dominick That’s the tricky can take it for yourself but do you present it? Jordan Murray many thanks Panorama Paul Sadly not unique, but I did consider presenting this upside down as a protest to its commercial slant (o: Evan Simpkins blinking idiot monika spoljaric Jose M. Pérez Padilla many thanks...
  • Paul Mitchell 4y

    A cracker, the colours are sublime
  • Tony Armstrong 4y

    Stunning shot Jason.

  • Rob Wiener 4y

    What an awesome shot, Jason! I don't know that I've ever seen anything quite like this--those incredible colors from the hillside (and their reflection), as well as the glassy smooth silhouette reflections--just fantastic.
  • KJ' 4y

    Wow, this is stunning! Great shot!
  • Jean (Klue) Hirsch 4y

  • gh0stdot 4y

    positively edible.
  • Vincent O'Keeffe 4y

  • Fabiano B 4y

    Great colors and shot, Jason!!!
  • Daniel Holt 4y

    This is a powerful scene. Great find.
  • Rob Hudson 4y

    It was a bit of a nightmare that location, we couldn't point the camera anywhere except to get some sort of image where you get that nagging feeling that it's not entirely your own work. Still a finely crafted image Jas, as ever.
  • Arild Heitmann 4y

    Very nice work, Jason!
  • zephya 4y

    Am rarely moved to comment. Love the structure in the image. The figures make the image work. The other-worldly sly-like mountain reflectionand ackdrop keep my attention - I could look at this for hours. Visual poetry - thank-you.
  • ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. 4y

    What an Amazing shot

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  • mattharvey1 4y

    Fantastic image Jaosn and a thought provoking note too and something I think about at times when at 'honey spots'
  • Robert Dutton 2y

    Those subtle pastel colours are great. You see that 'chocy box image' all the time so to see like this is wonderful. I preffer this one actually. I've drawn this as a pano crop like this (from my own shots)as a studio charcoal painting/drawing.. To draw this composition on location is the same position and angle without binoculars is pretty much impossible - being there you will know what I mean. Art in combo with photgraphy - great! ART IN PHOTOGRAPHY (like this one) wonderful!
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