Some of my favorite photography subjects include landscapes. I look for lighting conditions that are conducive to produce subtle tonalities. I also prefer cloudy skies that break up the monotony of an otherwise bland backdrop.
For example, take a look at the feature image of Lake Chillisquaque in Montour County, Pennsylvania. It’s a popular reservoir with locals for fishing and canoeing. One time, I took a stroll near the docking area around sunset time in mid summer and waited for people to return in their canoes. As they started to approach the docks I captured this panoramic shot of their silhouettes against the orange hues of the evening sky reflecting on the lake surface.
Another memorable photo experience was a camping trip to Sequoia National Park in California. During a long day of hiking with a friend of mine along nested and intersecting trails we reached a remote area of the park where fewer people tend to spend time. We then suddenly reached the edge of a clearing that provided a fantastic view down one of the lush meadows the park is known for. I noticed the fog above ground seemingly merging with the clouds in the horizon. I hastily set up my twin lens reflex camera on a tripod just in time to take this shot. Minutes later as I was taking down my gear we were engulfed in thick fog and could barely see a few feet ahead. The fog moved on as quickly as it came.
Take a look below at the select landscapes I have come across during my travels. I hope this will inspire you to take your own gear and get out there to take some snaps. I plan to build out this folio with lots more images. Stay tuned for more to come!