I picked up a copy of Intimate Landscapes: The Photographs of Eliot Porter the other day at Smith Family bookstore – only cost me $15 – such a deal. His images are inspirational – at least for me. The images in the book were all taken in the 50’s and 60’s and are in my opinion remarkable. His eye for composition lead me to start thinking about what I was seeing on the land beyond the big Grand Landscapes and waterfalls which I love to shoot.
I turned off the main Salmon Creek road and found a young stand of alder backlit by the morning sunlight. I love the color, texture, light and geometry in this image.