I would never apologize for photographing rocks. Rocks can be very beautiful. But, yes, people have asked why I don’t put people into my pictures of the natural scene. I respond, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” That usually doesn’t go over at all.
– Ansel Adams
Always empathizing with both the viewer and the scene, Ansel was a remarkable artist, craftsman, professional, and human being. Paying homage to you and wishing you a Happy Birthday.
Photo Credits: Chaco Cliffs by Susan J. Preston, Bosque del Apache, NM © 2020, all rights reserved
Technical: Fuji XT-2 | XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
If granted the solace to settle into the quote paired with this image, what questions would be knocking on your door right now?
A doe stands quietly in field of dried sunflowers in the Bosque del Apache…
Although many photographers are unimpressed with deer, choosing to chase after more impressive animals to photograph, I find myself pulled toward these quiet, gentle creatures…