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Details & Digressions

In our super-saturated and super-sized world of photography, the hint and whisper can become more provocative than the punch and wow. As Deborah Hughes says, close-up landscape photography can make us, as much as we can make the images

Many years ago I moved from the creature comforts of suburbia into a small trailer near Moab, Utah then parked in a campground along the Colorado River where I served as camp host. The landscape around Moab is known for its sweeping red rock vistas, yet my everyday world narrowed in an expansive way during my two year post living within the frames of steep canyon walls and the many moods of the river.

At the time, I had a non-descript Olympus point-and-shoot film camera and used it to document experiences, colors, patterns and other impressions within that river-carved womb. I used the …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 46 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Deborah Hughes

Deborah Hughes distills her close connection to the desert through intimate and artistic photographic expressions. Her keen eye focuses on what most pass by, capturing impressionistic and abstract landscapes.

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