"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"
- Marcel Proust -
Landscape photography is an art form that is very broad and dates back more than 150 years, a time when much of the western U. S. was being explored.
We photographers often travel far and wide in pursuit of those beautiful scenes that allow us to create compelling images. But as Marcel Proust points out, having "new eyes", that is, having developed a new way of seeing the world is all that is needed to see the beauty that surrounds us.
Beautiful landscapes contain certain elements that we find appealing when composed into a frame of view. We see these picturesque scenes and apply our own creative vision.
Below are a few examples of scenes commonly encountered in our everyday travels. Look around you, beauty is everywhere... if you have the eyes to see it.