I have stood in wonder and in awe, watching the beauty of the world! Communing with nature brings peace and tranquility to my soul. Photography provides me the artistic platform to share that beauty, that peace, that tranquility with my audience.
I enjoy photographing seascapes, wildlife and cityscapes but, my real passion is landscapes. My objective is to create an image that draws the viewer into the scene, causes them to linger and to vicariously experience a moment away, communing with the subject.
When I discover a scene, I study it to understand the natural and/or human forces that formed it. I observe the sky and think about the forces of climate and weather and how they are affecting the environment. Piecing that puzzle together helps me see the processes that shaped the scene and how they are influencing it now. I find a focal point within the scene that conveys a story about that place at that point in time. I try to be patient, waiting for the light and atmospheric conditions to make the proper contribution to the story. Understanding those mechanisms, how the processes mesh to create systems, how interacting systems created the view in front of me, elicits the sense of wonder and awe that I feel. It provides the story I want to tell. It often takes several visits and many test images before I understand how to create a photo that communicates a story. I am successful when I have created an interesting image that evokes an emotional link with the subject and place.