The WOW factor in Landscape Photography

When it comes to photography, I am a generalist. I like capturing photographs of a variety of subjects such as insects, interesting buildings, unusual signs and landscapes. There are others as well, but I must say that my favorite is landscapes.

What makes landscape photography most challenging, at least for me, is that we can be in a “wow” place and it is hard to capture the essence of what it is that we are seeing that forces us to say “wow!” The human eye can see much more than a camera and we tend to take in the colors, lighting, broad composition and put it all together in the mind’s eye to achieve that Oh-My-God feeling.

One of the photographers I follow, Erik Wahlstrom, has created an insightful video (below) which may cause us to rethink what is included in the landscape genre. He also uses one of my favorite Ansel Adams quotes about landscape photography. I have certainly felt the sting of disappointment amidst my landscape photography efforts.

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams


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Photography Quote

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

– Ansel Adams

Rainbow over Sonoran Desert

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Photograph Copyright by Jeff Ross – ALL Rights Reserved
Sonoran Desert Rainbow, North Phoenix, AZ
Canon A590IS, 1/60 sec @ f3.5, ISO 250, Focal Length 9.9mm

 

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“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there too.” — Kristin Martz

“Like all angry men, he loved his grievance.” — Anthony Trollope

“No person has the right to dictate what other people should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. [ed]” — Ansel Adams

“Karma never loses an address.” — Unknown