Monday, February 10, 2014

Albuquerque's Volcanoes

This past weekend I was able to spend time with a dear friend and colleague in the Petroglyph National Monument. We hiked around the volcanoes with the purpose of creating images and practicing our photography. We discussed the need to improve our landscape photographs, but how we love the human element in an image.

When it comes to landscape photography, I feel that the human connection is essential in a photograph. It makes the image more interesting to me to look at and to make. Landscape photographs don't always require a person in the image. Whenever I am out in nature, I feel that the best experience is being right there in the moment of wherever I am. I have come to realize that many will not get to or want to experience nature in this way and that a photograph is the closest thing they will ever experience. So although I do not particularly enjoy taking landscape photos because the quality of nature is better in the flesh, I take photos because I feel like it is a responsibility to share these images with others that may not have the opportunity to venture in the wonders given to us. 

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