The cool thing about Onaping Falls is that it’s only about a 10 minute drive from where I live. There are a few lookout points that provide great views of the falls and there’s also this small hiking trail that gets you up close to the action.
Thing is, it’s a tourist attraction, which means that it’s easy for photographers to take pictures that virtually every other visitor already took – which is fine, but it’s those types of shots that I tend to avoid.
As an artist, I believe that it’s important to constantly seek out and explore new perspectives and ways of looking at the world. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon and see what everyone else sees… it’s when you jump off that wagon and start exploring that you realize there’s so much more to everything than what’s imminently apparent.
Exploring landscapes (and life in general) with this sort of philosophy helps me structure everything into an experience that feels unique and personal, and the beauty of photography is that it allows us to capture and share those experiences in expressive ways.