Sony-7RM4 •  FE 24-105mm F4 G  at 105 mm  •  
ISO 100

Dawn’s early light at Inspiration Point
April 26, 2021 at 6:44 AM
Excerpts from my essay in Light on the Landscape.
Whispers and Shouts
“Standing behind your camera, looking through the
viewfinder, what inside there inspires you? What
do you want to say? Choices such as what light or
weather you photograph in will help you create an
emotive image. Is what I see now the best option, or
do I need to come back in different light or during
another season? Dramatic lighting during a clearing
storm? Soft, subtle light on a cloudy day? During
sunrise or sunset?
I love making high-key images re: the dogwood image below. My intent with
them is to reflect the quiet, slow-paced meditative
experience that I often have when exploring nature.
I love making peaceful and serene images. I strive
to distill those aspects of nature that whisper rather
than shout.

Sony-7RM4 •  FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM at 312 mm • ISO 100

“However, nature is not always subtle. Sometimes
nature makes me want to shout. And howl with joy, like the recent morning at Inspiration Point.
Subtlety was not in order; a shout not
a whisper was required. I am hoping my rendition
of the scene translates the power and awe I felt at
the time.”