Beth Sargent, The Central Coast of California Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I have photographed most of my life, but digital technology really brought it home for me. Nature and Landscape Photography is my passion. For me...photography is my soul's purpose. Here is a quote that says it all for me. "Let the beauty that you love be what you do" -Rumi (Sufi Poet)
My Landscape Photography incorporates a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR). This process blends 3 or more images at different exposures to create an exceptionally beautiful photograph that has a full range of light, color and depth. This full range of light and tones creates a scene with a different appearance than just one shot can give. Yet the image looks as real and powerful as the actual moment that the scene was captured.
My bird photography is a crazy passion. I love all birds, but raptors are my favorite. I sit quiet and low as to try and keep the birds that I am photographing less disturbed. I have been known to hide in bushes and wait hours to capture a bird in action. Sometimes one moment captured took days, weeks or months of returning and waiting patiently in extreme weather to get just that right shot.
My photography has earned awards and has been in juried photography exhibitions.
My work is currently shown in The Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero #10 Morro Bay, CA 93442 (805) 772-1068