As Jacob Bronowski posited, we, as a species, are nature's experiment in deductive reasoning. That is who are, that is how we survive. It also is our wellspring of creativity.
This Earth is our Eden. The Native Americans see us as the custodians of this Eden and they are right. How we respect our garden and how we respect each other will determine whether we survive long enough to travel the cosmos to other Edens.
Combining a creative desire with the intricate beauty of our planet has taken me from, initially, a bucket list approach with landscape photography, to something more. I want you, the viewer, to feel what I see, and see what I feel, if that makes sense. My desire is to reach a level of expression in which I can, without hesitation, call myself an artist. I am not there. It is not for the moniker of artist, but to have reached a level of artistry with which I am pleased. It will not be with epic processing, multiple blended moments or the latest in one-click presets. It must come from within. I hope that you will enjoy this evolutionary process as much as I am.
For those interested in the technical side, I just moved to the Nikon Z7ii and it has been a marvelous change. My back up/walkabout is the D7500 with the amazing 16-80mm. Lenses include the Laowa 12mm, Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 24-70mm, Nikon 70-200mm, Nikon 70-300mm, Nikon 80-400mm, Tamron 90mm macro and the venerable Nikon 200mm Micro. It all sits on Induro Stealth tripod legs, RRS BH-55 ball head. I converted my D7200 to infrared for a new world to explore. Processing is done in Nik, Lightroom and Photoshop.
(Photo by Jack Graham)