Cornfields & Rolling Hills: A Celebration of the Iowa Landscape
All this week the Daily Palette will be featuring works of art that depict the beauty of Iowa's landscape. Created by Iowans, these artworks are meant to celebrate our state and demonstrate our appreciation for its flat plains, tall bluffs, and everything in between.
Rich Herrmann is a nature photographer based in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Nature photography has a special place in my heart since it may take a lifetime to fully understand the balances, forces, changes, inner workings, and power of Nature. It's an honor and challenge to interpret and represent the natural world through a lens, to share it with others, and to understand its powerful ability to transform and change.
I use a variety of techniques to create digital and film images. . . . at times using High Dynamic Range techniques if the scene has high contrast, or blending exposure-bracketed photos to layer the best of each one . . . but every once in a while, magic will happen and one shot captures the essence of a scene. In those moments, light is usually the single most influential element, and it becomes a wonderful experience that is hopefully conveyed to the viewer.
My photography has been described as portraying nature in an honest, dramatic, and beautiful way, and I look forward to sharing it with you!
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