I've often speak and write about the importance of visiting familiar landscapes repeatedly. But I think it's always worth repeating, and I need as much reminding as anyone. Here are some more reasons why I think it's a good idea.
- It helps you see and appreciate the details, and for me nature photography is about the details.
- The more you understand why you decided to make a specific image, the more you understand the details.
- It pushes you to look beyond the obvious, and the more you visit, the more you challenge your vision and perceptions.
- It teaches you patience.
- It challenges your perseverance, or better yet, redefines your idea of it, for the better.
- It makes you lucky.
A 24 x 36 Limited Edition print of “View from Pitching Point” is part of a new show opening this weekend at River Winds Gallery in Beacon, NY. Stop in if you're in the area and see the whole exhibition – the best way to view and experiecne photography is always on paper.