Photo by Patrick Walter
My scenic work strives to paint a feeling or mood. This is a consuming task
as I try to capture just the right mood presented to me by nature.
That means hours and hours of waiting, searching and then capturing
just the right light and just the right image.
At times, someone will write and ask if I use fake clouds, an increasingly popular
way of combining two photos or stock sky to make the photo appear as a
single frame. Whereas I do not condemn those who do replacement sky
or use stock sky to make their photo appear more dramatic, I choose to
go back to a scene multiple times until REAL sky paints the sky. I DO take multiple frames within a split second of each other to sometimes combine what is called a
pano, which remains true to the moment but combined, forms images which
are easily printed in large prints for home and office display.
An aside about the way I photograph. I think BIG! When I photograph a scene
I am thinking of a print that goes at least 50 inches wide or tall--not a 2" space
typical on social media. So...think BIG with me when you see my work!
I do consider our earth as God's creation and I consider each image you see as
a gift. I do not produce the scene. God's nature provides the beauty. I simply
observe and photograph.
I have developed a yearly calendar and greeting card business.
You will see a greeting card link at the top of this page.
When it is calendar season, that link will change to the word "calendar."
My most honored reward is having my work connect with people.
That has been my goal in both landscape and photojournalism.