The topography and ambience of outdoor landscapes present variety and challenge. I start in stillness, absorbing the sights, sounds, smells and even the feeling of the environment. Sometimes it requires a hike into the heart of the habitat, other times it’s an experience of distance and observation.
An approaching snowstorm crashing into the mountains, or sunlight racing along the edge of a cliff inspire me to incorporate the use lines and colors to convey power and beauty. The details make the difference. Blue sky is mirrored in a river, combining with the warm evening light as it reflects off the canyon rock wall and washes across the glossy surface of the water. The sights, sounds, smells and environment come alive through the camera lens.