Landscapes are a big part of why I'm a photographer. They are what I started in and how I really fell in love with photography and nature. There is something incredible about watching the sun come up over a beautiful area. Almost none of my clients come from landscape work. So why keep spending so much time shooting something with a small pay off?

Fall leaves under a light snow (Click to Enlarge)

The simple answer is because I care and I want other people to care. I want my images to illicit an emotional response from the viewer either subconsciously or consciously that makes them care about nature. 

This post was inspired by an article in the Adventure Journal called "Hell Yes Some Things Should Be Sacred".

To me being able to connect with nature is incredibly special. It is no wonder that some of the greatest minds in history have gone into nature to meditate. I hope that my images will make viewers care a little more about the beautiful places on this earth so that we can continue to take our children and grandchildren to experience the wonder of the outdoor world.

 

Cascade Springs (Click to Enlarge)

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But He cannot save them from fools.
— John Muir

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