The print of the month for September 2011 will be Canyon Autumn, an image I made in Zion National Park.
I am looking forward to Fall Colors in Colorado and then on a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in October!
There is nothing less interesting to me as a landscape photographer than a bright clear cloudless sky, but add some clouds and marginal weather with interesting light and wow, some magical images can be made. A great example of this is my Bison and Crestone Peaks image where the sun lights up the layers of clouds formed from an inversion and a clearing late Spring storm with fresh snow on the peaks . Earlier in the morning the valley was blanketed in fog and I was able to make some interesting images but as it started to burn off, this amazing scene was revealed. Clouds can add a dynamic element to any landscape and can make any image truly unique.
I will offer two additional examples, a black and white image of amazing cumulus cloud build up over the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona in July, and early morning clouds over the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma. Without the clouds my camera would have stayed in the bag.
Cumulus Cloud Build-up over the Chiricahua Mountains, AZ
Tall Grass Prairie Morning, Oklahoma
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In getting ready for the upcoming Colorado College Arts and Craft show I have been revisiting older images in my files looking for new stock to print. I impose on myself very high standards for images that I offer for prints so usually very few selects from a particular trip ever become a fine print on paper. However sometimes a subsequent look after the passage of time will reveal an image that deserves to be printed, and in my search for some new images to offer I did indeed find a few more gems on my hard drives:
Aspen,Willows and Pines, Teton NP, Wyoming
I made this image in Teton National Park in the Fall of 2007. The soft cloudy afternoon light that made the Autumn colors pop, and the strong composition of layers of grass, willows and aspen make this image worthy of printing. Enjoy.
Welcome to my new blog where I will provide news and musing about my travels to pursue my creative passion for landscape and nature photography. I will offer general thoughts on photography and as I return from trips I will post selected images and offer my thoughts on why and how I made the image. I hope that this will give you an insight on how I work and approach my goal to capture the art and beauty of the natural world. Stay tuned! and don’t forget to check out my main website : www.stephen-weaver.com, where you can view over 300 of my images ranging from the alpine environments and red rock canyons of the West to the sweeping prairies of the Great Plains.