Description Just as this magical light was developing, I found myself in absolutly the wrong place. I was way down in the valley near the butte on the right...I had to race back on the extremely rough road, up the switchbacks and rush to set up my tripod and 6x17 format camera. I just barely made it!Copyright 1995-2009 Richard Sisk.
Richard Sisk, Ashland Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement In 1993 I embarked on an extended voyage to photograph the American landscape with high resolution panoramic cameras.
I used several cameras including the Fuji G-617, the V-Pan 617 Mark III and more recently, high resolution Canon digital cameras including the 5d Mark II. To create panoramas with the digital camera I need to combine 15 or more files to approach the enormous resolution of 6X17 film. I still use the V-Pan 617 for special projects.
It has been an interesting journey that has taken me all around our great country. During that time I visited many historic sites and most of our magnificent cities. One thing that struck me has been the kindness and helpful spirit of the people I met along the way.
It has been a great opportunity to learn about remarkable locations and people. For example, I was able to travel a remote section of the Oregon trail in Idaho. That night I camped out along the trail with no sign of civilization in any direction. I also traveled the length of old Route 66 from LA to Chicago and then turned around and followed it back to California!
I visited the source of the Missouri River in Montana, and reached down to taste the cold, crystal clear water, as Meriwether Lewis had done 200 years earlier. A few months later, I found his final resting place along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee.
There have been many moving moments during this long journey. And, by the way, I was able to make some good panoramic photographs which I will be adding to the galleries here soon.
Please accept my invitation to stop by here again. If you would like to see larger images please visit my website: