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The Intimate Landscape

Crab and Kelp, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel, California 2015 Photograph by ©Craig Varjabedian

Crab and Kelp, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel, California 2015 Photograph by ©Craig Varjabedian

While I love to make pictures of the grand landscape, intimate landscapes resonate strongly within me though I find them at times challenging to photograph in a way that reveals their deeper meaning. Photographer Eliot Porter once said that, “Ultimately, to be successful as a work of art, a photograph must be both pleasing and convincing. It must not leave the viewer in doubt about the validity of its subject, whether representational or imaginary. Every part must contribute to the unity of the image from corner to corner — no discordant note should be permitted.”

Craig Varjabedian, Director

TECH NOTES: This photograph was made using Nikon’s excellent D810 camera with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and a B+W Polarizing filter. The camera sat securely on a Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Tripod with BH-40 LR Ballhead. This high dynamic range image was processed in Google’s HDR Efex Pro 2 software.

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