I would like to recommend an e-book I recently purchased (and downloaded) from fine-art photographer William Neill titled “Landscapes of the Spirit”. It is filled with magnificent images and intelligent, thought provoking essays. The original book has been out of print for a while, but William recently released a digital edition of the book with new scans of the original negatives, and updated information. While I own quite a few landscape books by many different photographers, this photo book has become one of my favorite resources for inspiration and motivation.
Here is my favorite quote from the book which really encompasses my own passion for nature:
“Seeing and feeling beauty is more vital to me than any resulting imagery. When the key elements of photography—light, composition, and emotion—are before me, I am fully engaged, yet detached, without expectations. The magic of my discovery—whether the dramatic light of a clearing storm or an intimate detail on the forest floor—recharges my spirit with a sense of wonder.” – William Neill
There is something in this book for every photographer, regardless of your favorite subject matter. I know that whenever I browse through it, I’m inspired yet again a to go out and find my own moment of wonder.