Don’t Look…Up

I’ve been quite partial to sky-less landscapes lately. It could just be the recent and surprising abundance of clear blues that it is against the law to complain about here in Juneau, but I think it’s something more. The sky, no matter its state, has such a commanding presence in a photograph. It also requires a good deal of attention when considering matters of exposure, so less attention is given to the land as a result. Particularly less care is given to the light on the land. By excluding sky on occasion, I find that I’m able to record a more nuanced light on the rocks and trees. Though nothing might beat spectacular clouds for sheer drama, there is still much to appreciate when you don’t look up.

Herbert River