The Dynamic Landscape
“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” – H.G. Wells From our perspective, rocks and trees don’t change quickly. But that doesn’t mean landscapes are static. Every landscape is constantly evolving and changing through fires, floods, and rockslides. And even during the course of a day the light and weather can dramatically transform the appearance and mood of any scene. As a photographer, if you assume that a landscape is fixed and unchanging, you’re likely to struggle and become frustrated when conditions don’t conform to your expectations. But if you can be flexible, adapt to the changes, and take advantage of the myriad opportunities nature gives you, you’ll be less frustrated, more productive, and enjoy yourself more. And you might create more expressive, interesting, and dynamic images. Embrace uncertainty. Wrap your arms around the unknown. Learn how to adapt to nature, rather than hoping nature adapts to you. Join me in this exploration of the dynamic landscape.