The temperature was perfect and the smell of pine was intoxicating. For me, this photograph captures the quintessential essence of all that I love in the mountains; a flowing river, a towering peak, a rich green forest, and dancing clouds. When I close my eyes and think of being in surrounded by nature, this is the place I picture. I was working in a youth detention center in a nearby city when I decided to take a week and venture into the wild. Usually it takes grueling hikes to get to such a place, but believe it or not, the beautiful campground where I was staying is tucked only a few hundred yards away. The perfect shot was hiding in plain sight and I’m glad I didn’t miss it.
I made this website and have taken each photo with a lot of love and a lot of hard work. I think there is nothing more disappointing than looking forward to a great product, then getting it and it’s junk. While that would have been a lot easier, I did not want that to be the experience of my clients. So I sourced products that are the best of the best; outstanding quality, good packaging, and a luxury finish. I researched and ordered prints from dozens of companies and finally found a printer that was head-and-shoulders above all others. For example, most printers use a combination of 4 inks, this printer uses 12 inks to ensure each color is true and beautiful. The paper they use is the finest in the world and fit for museums. Additionally, gloss prints will have a harsh glare on the photos so I only print what is called “enhanced matte” so there is no glare from any direction and any time in any lighting but each print has been enhanced for vivid details.
I hope that my photographs might be an inspiration to someone and a “mental escape” of hope and beauty. So far, I don’t sell a lot of prints (yet). But each dollar made through this site is used to help someone else who is less fortunate and in need. I greatly appreciate your visit to my site and I hope you purchase something that I know you’ll love. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please drop me a message and I’ll get back to you right away – Joshua