I wanted to write something clever and inspiring for this post. I was even going to go so far as to quote Forrest Gump, and how his saying about chocolates also applies to landscape/nature photographers: “Life [landscape photography] is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
I was going to emphasize that the work is to be there, READY to receive what comes, to put yourself in a place and time to receive what the sky and weather and light and wind give you. Just be READY!
But I had lunch with my son Harry III today, and he told me, “Dad, you don’t have to write anything. Your pictures are worth a thousand words.”
So without further ado, I invite you to view the Oregon Gallery — Hood River, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Pacific coast from Florence to Astoria. Waterfalls, mountains, lighthouses, crashing waves, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy!
PS: Digital Photography Masterclass
I consider this post and the Oregon Gallery a completed assignment from Tom Ang’s book, Digital Photography Masterclass, chapter on Advancing Your Photography, Travel Photography: “Try to convey a sense of discovery and involvement in what you see and feel on your travels. Think about the photographs you have already seen of the locations and try to imagine how you could frame a composition or use perspective differently in order to reveal a little more.”