I have always loved the outdoors. So it was no shock that when I first got my hands on a camera I was instantly swept away by all the landscapes this world has to offer. Time passed and photography easily took root as the passion of my life. As a landscape photographer I capture and create a moment in time that can forever be gazed upon and cherished. Its the vision I saw looking out into the ocean as my camera's shutter crunched down. Yet we often forget to remember the journey. Do you remember how we hiked to the top of that cliff and scraped our knees just get a higher angle on the waterfall? Just as countless photographers before me have probably already realized, these events can be just as interesting as the landscape itself. Man's interaction with nature is a new photographic fascination of mine. This is a series of photos I took of Lindsey at Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve.
This project is the cross between portrait and landscape. Generally landscapes are photographed with a large depth of field leaving everything in focus, and generally portraits are shot with a shallow depth of field with the focus only on the face. With the photo expansion technique and the help of a wide aperture such as 1.8 I was able to capture a person within a landscape while still holding the shallow dof of a portrait.
At the end of the day I feel this series hovers towards the portrait end of the scale.