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There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… each offers unique opportunities. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.

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My main camera brand is Canon.

I am less inspired by great photographers than I am by people who are pushing themselves to be better at photography - or whatever they love to do. I am inspired by those who put the most effort into learning and growing.

My favorite photo is one I took of flowing lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. Lava from the Kilauea volcano was flowing into the sea, and I was lucky enough to be there to watch the show as the sun set. I used a long lens to zoom in close, and a long exposure to capture the brilliant orange flow. As the lava hardened beneath the stream, it formed a bizarre black stalagmite that stands out against the bright flow. Swirling steam adds a breathtaking backdrop for this awesome scene. I only wish I could share the whole experience - rather than a single frame, frozen in time.

I went "pro" in 2005, when I started shooting interiors for a well-known hotel chain. It wasn't until a couple of years later that I shifted my focus to landscape photography.