September 18, 2018, 12:14:35 pm - Santa Cruz Mountains, California
I am very critical of landscape photography as fine art. Landscapes have been overly done and often cliches, offering little in a new perspective. Most landscapes images are about aesthetics as defined as an appreciation of beauty and often lack emotional interest other than just another pretty picture. My approach to this image was to create an ethereal and mystical scene that was not there at the moment of capture. The color palette was intended to create an older look adding to its mystery.