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Contact with the Mythic
Wild Basin Photography takes its name from the Wild Basin Area in the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado. The St. Vrain River rages down from Ouzel Lake, over Ouzel Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Copeland Falls filling Wild Basin with its roar every step of the way. The Wild Basin Area is stunningly beautiful. It never disappoints.
Wild Basin Photography includes galleries from Colorado, New Mexico (Taos, Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch), Italy (Rome, Florence) and Oregon. Please click on “Galleries” above to open to a drop down that will open to these photographs. Also included is print and ordering information/shopping cart.
Why my photography? Beauty is one of the signatures of the American West. To have “contact” with this varied landscape pulls me in like a magnet. But it also evokes the mythic with its unspoken psychological potency. Its open emptiness is filled to the brim and creates both mind’s eye possibilities and challenges for a photographer with his/her camera.
Standing there with my camera, the 360-degree multi-sensory natural surround whirls on. Light is fleeting. Nothing will again be the way it is in this moment. I really have to think about what I’m doing---technically and aesthetically---and at times, do it quickly.
On some of these occasions, I experience bliss. I know it when I
have it. Many times unexpectedly . . .