Nature is beautiful, wild, and inspirational. Being in nature is soothing and awe inspiring. I have been inspired by the wonders that I have seen on mountaintops, at the edge of still lakes, and in the middle of dense forests to capture these magical moments through photography. Ansel Adams, a famous nature photographer, has been a great inspiration for my photography. His use of light and contrast in his images brings out the focus of what he captures. He conveys the raw elegance of the wild in this still life form. I am inspired by his black and white photography. He is able to show the magnificence of his subject and give it a serinity not seen in many works that I have seen before. His work, done long before digital cameras, shows the incredible skill that great photographers have.
These are two of the photographs from Ansel Adams that I love.