Natural Landscape Photos

Through and through, I am a landscape photographer. I prefer to use a 28mm lens over all others, offering just enough breadth and not much distortion. I gravitate to big scenes, majestic scenes, natural scenes. Scenes that say, “Mother Nature has been at work here.” But what really makes landscape shots work is when there is the juxtaposition of grandeur and finite detail. Hence, the individual drops of water visible in the shot below taken inside a glacial crevasse (an unsupervised and probably foolish little side trek I took years ago in Alaska, but of course well worth it now!). Or, carefully examine the Lake Louise photo – the Chateau Lake Louise is clearly visible in front of the Lake, a grand structure rendered laughable by the scale of the mountains and glaciers behind it.

 

Moonrise over the Homer spit, 1989

Moonrise over the Homer spit, 1989

 

A pumpkin field on Route 1 in California, 2006

A pumpkin field on Route 1 in California, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy flowers at Lake Tahoe, 2009

Happy flowers at Lake Tahoe, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterfall in The Narrows, Zion National Park, 2010

Waterfall in The Narrows, Zion National Park, 2010

Lake Louise, dwarfed by the glaciers beyond, 2004

Lake Louise, dwarfed by the glaciers beyond, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside an Alaskan glacier, 1989

Inside an Alaskan glacier, 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lane of sycamores in France, 1998

A lane of sycamores in France, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't stop the moon, 2009

Can’t stop the moon, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congested! 2008

Congested! 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter sunset at Grand Canyon's Mather Point, 2009

Winter sunset at Grand Canyon’s Mather Point, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The road to somewhere, Lake Tahoe, 2009

The road to somewhere, Lake Tahoe, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Day double rainbow, 2008

Christmas Day double rainbow, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning fog in Arizona, 2009

Morning fog in Arizona, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lightning over the East Valley, 2011

Lightning over the East Valley, 2011

 

Majestic sunset, Amalfi, Italy, 2011

Majestic sunset, Amalfi, Italy, 2011