Sunsets, oceans, mountain ranges, hay fields, autumn trees…don’t we all love those breathtaking moments when everything in our field of view is dripping with beauty?
In many ways, these are the opposite of the architectural photos I capture. Big picture over detail, natural vs. man-made, bursting with color over multiple shades of grey, silver, and black. Certainly there are details to be found, fields plowed and planted, and grey days, and I’d still classify skylines as a landscape photos. Still, it’s usually the wide, sweeping, seemingly never ending scope of landscapes that has inspired painters, poets, and photographers to try to capture the infinite in finite methods.
In essence, landscape photos bring us the views that we might not get otherwise. With “everywhere” as the maximum number of places and “time” making each of those places unique moment by moment, our desire to see it all can never really be sated. Landscape photos take us to those places and times that would otherwise evade us and let us see what another thought was worthy of showing the world. It is a stunning world out there and, if you’re filled with wanderlust as I am, you want to see it all.