Description Yosemite Valley National Park, California, USA. For me, seeing this exquisitely beautiful valley, created by ancient glaciers was one of the most memorable experiences of my 54 years on this planet. The deep green colors of the various plants, trees, and moss on the rocks were quite striking and almost other-worldly.
Charles Underwood, Austin, Texas Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement Welcome! My "Artist's Statement" is a simple one: I am passionate about capturing and sharing the timeless, majestic beauty of our precious and amazing planet Earth. To quote the master French artist, Claude Monet, "The richness I achieve comes from nature,the source of my inspiration". With a Background in Art, I love using photography to express and share some of the exquisite visual poetry that is our natural world.
What Inspires me: The myriad ways that natural light affects and transforms everything it illuminates has always fascinated and inspired me. Being in nature with my camera is an exhilarating, meditative experience for me.This is something I try to communicate and express with my images.
I cannot boast of much formal training - I mostly learn by “doing”, with much of my knowledge of the technical side of photography gleaned from online tutorials and group forums. I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, and an enthusiastic Member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals).