As a photographer, I am both a witness and interpreter of nature. My goal is to capture the landscape's essence through my inner vision lens. The canvas for my image is nature. There is nothing that stands between me and nature and the starting point for my images is the direct experience of nature. Taking the path less traveled does help in the creation of unique images, but even more important is bringing who I am as a person to my images. This includes my emotions and thoughts, both at the time of capture and also while processing the image. Success in photography, finding my own vision, is integrating my direct experience with nature with who I am as a person, my authentic self. If the resulting images also resonate with others who share in my vision, then I have created photographic art.