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.
By the way, the clouds, light and the scenes in my photos are real. There are softwares
that allow a photographer to make a plain photo moody by adding fake clouds and false light.
You can count of my photographs being authentic.
I believe that the expression of a great photograph is not just about the beauty,
but about capturing "the moment" nature reveals her beauty.
II have been honored to have won numerous awards for my scenic and photojournalism work. Included in that category are four Arizona Photographer of the Year awards, Pulitzer nominations and other national honors as well.
I have also 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.