The Heart of the Photographer

Photography is an act of love; love for the art and love for the subject. Photographs don’t just capture a moment in time or a place in time but the heart of the capturer; their perspective. Photographers endeavor to evoke feeling, a longing to be transported into the photograph.

At the end of this post you will find more photos of this landscape

At the end of this post you will find more photos of this landscape

When you see a beautiful photograph of a colorful sunset, what do you notice? The colors, the contrasts, the subject? My daughter sent me a postcard of a colorful red sunset with reflections dancing over the ocean with palm trees contrasting the colorful play on the water. I was captured I was in the moment of this magnificent view.

Gaze at this photograph for a moment. What do you see? Feel? What are the details? What is the subject? Let your eyes take a step back. What do you see? What do you think is there just outside the borders of the photograph, more of the same or something drastically different?

Photography isn’t just art, its transformative abilities create love of place, it draws you into its sadness or joy, into the heart of the subject.

Over the next few days I will post a few photographs that still transport my heart and soul to another place.

Different Takes on the same landscape

Something a little different


A little more of the same

Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

Sand Sledders, a little different take on the same landscape


All photos were taken at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico