Photography is about so much more than taking photos. Recently, while I was on the road with some other photographers, we were exchanging stories of crazy things we’ve done to get the shot. Some of us take stupid risks that put ourselves, and our gear, in danger.
Our viewers have no idea what goes into some of the images that we create. There is a lot of actual blood and sweat that went into my images from this trip. We hiked over 11 miles, had to work really hard to find people willing to share locations with us, and I had cuts on nearly every limb by the end of the trip. And it was great!
I guess what I want the viewer to take away from this is when you view photos, you should take a moment to try to imagine what the photographer went through to get the shot. I think that can add more appreciation for the work that goes into landscape photography.
This shot is made up of 2 exposures that were manually blended in photoshop. After the images were combined, I did minimal editing to recreate the magic of that evening’s sunset.
(If you want to visit some of the locations I shoot, I’m available for private workshops, or as an on location guide. Feel free to email me for more info.)