Orange fish in the ocean - photo by Hiroko Yoshii - photo by Hiroko Yoshii

The Flow of Changing Light

Whether walking through an ancient rain forest in the or hiking up a mountain in northern New Mexico, I'm in awe of the endless variations and flow of changing light, of weather and grand vistas and elusive wildlife, of the minutia of flora found in front of my feet.

That's what is at the heart of my photography: my natural curiosity and deep appreciation of the natural world and the mysterious process of capturing that world through a lens. The camera becomes a means to nurture an intimacy with each moment. When I take photos in nature, I hike in silence, alert and open to whatever catches my eye. If I encounter dramatic, stormy weather combined with early morning or dusk light, I get really excited with the possibility of capturing the raw power and beauty of nature. I tend to shoot intuitively while being aware of frame, light, perspective and other elements.

I feel a deep interconnectedness with all of humankind, nature, and our home we call Earth and between every element of this world. Whenever we bring harm to nature, when there is disharmony and unbalance, all living things in the chain of life are affected. If images can evoke an emotional response, if they can inspire a profound appreciation and connection, perhaps we can be aware of how our choices as consumers affect the delicate balance of the world around us.

More of Lisa's images and musings may be seen at www.lisabaynephotography.com.

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