Western Landscapes And Panoramas

 Photographing the Western landscape often requires thinking big, viewing open spaces on a grand scale. There are limits to the grand landscape vision that demands consideration for what's really important to the image, contemplative photography and pre-visualization of what the viewer will see in the final product. When photographing with a wide angle lens, I look for a strong foreground to draw the viewer deeper into the photograph. I've succeeded when the viewer lingers and studies the image. When making a composite panorma, I'll study the landscape, walking and framing the scene in my viewfinder before setting up the shot. I really enjoy the process, the time to become a part of the landscape and use camera and lens to complete the circuit for the viewer.