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February 28, 2005 11:35 AM   Subscribe

The Light and the Land
posted by Gyan (12 comments total)

 
Hey, I just happened to look through this page a few days ago. The navigation's a little clunky, but the pictures are quite good.
posted by driveler at 11:58 AM on February 28, 2005


To me, there is a big difference between an extraordinary photograph and a photograph of an extraordinary vista. Sorta like how anybody can take a nice shot of a colorful sunset.

I would love to have the opportunity to visit (and photograph) all of the places he has been, however!
posted by spock at 12:23 PM on February 28, 2005


For me, the best times to photograph are first thing in the morning; sometimes as early as 4am and late in the evening; just after sunset.

The first rule of landscape photography.

I wish the photographs were bigger, but they sure are beautiful.
posted by Arch Stanton at 12:47 PM on February 28, 2005


Beautiful, indeed. Thanks!
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:53 PM on February 28, 2005


It is pretty, but I cannot help thinking "Bruce Percy, Photographer of LightTM"
posted by norm at 1:03 PM on February 28, 2005


Sorta like how anybody can take a nice shot of a colorful sunset.

Anyone can take a nice SNAPSHOT of a colorful sunset. Not everyone can take a nice photo of a colorful sunset. Big difference. What you see in this guy's work is not just showing up and clicking off a shot. There is a lot of work that goes into making a finished photo look like what you see here. If you don't believe me, feel free to try it yourself.
posted by spicynuts at 1:16 PM on February 28, 2005


I always thought of "lens cap off?" as being the first rule.
posted by devbrain at 1:25 PM on February 28, 2005


I always thought of "lens cap off?" as being the first rule.

"load camera" is on the list too. I can't remember the order, but I know they're all in the top 5.
posted by Arch Stanton at 1:38 PM on February 28, 2005


What you see in this guy's work is not just showing up and clicking off a shot.

Yup. It's amazing what talent, experience, location, timing, hard work, and medium format equipment can do.
posted by scheptech at 1:53 PM on February 28, 2005


This is excellent.

A great photographer easily and capably reminds me of why I'm a rank amateur who gets lucky from time to time (with a good picture, minds out of the gutter, lads).
posted by fenriq at 2:21 PM on February 28, 2005


These are great photos, thanks for posting them, I've never heard of this guy before.
posted by chill at 3:50 PM on February 28, 2005


A dilettante makes what he does look difficult while a master makes the difficult look easy.

Wonderful pictures, Gyan. Thanks for posting them.
posted by RMALCOLM at 3:58 PM on February 28, 2005


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