âTo the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.â
â Ansel Adams
Landscape and nature photography is often thought of as a solitary endeavor. A photo devoid of people is thought to be soulless. Nothing is further from the truth. There is a connection to the world (even the universe) that cannot be replaced that comes from photographing landscapes. When a photo develops and that ‘ah ha’ moment hits you realize that this was the moment made for you and you alone. That moment in time will never occur again in the history of the world. The light will never be the same, the clouds and sky different. In that moment, time is truly and irrevocably frozen.