The magazine of the photo-essay
Dec 2017 back issue
Mother Nature’sDrama
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Brenda Tharp
Nature provides an incredible opportunity for the photographic artist. Textures, patterns, forms, and shapes abound, and the play of light and shadow on the landscape express the drama of Mother Nature in all her moods. I seek out those moments of nature that express the gestures, moods and moments, always on the lookout for photographs that transcend the standard image. Bear paw prints versus the actual bear, the reflections of autumn’s palette, the drama of storm light over the desert – all of these show just how expressive nature is. When we spend quality time surrounded by the natural world, we begin to open our eyes and hearts to the beauty that surrounds us, seeing more deeply and creating images that are more expressive. My book teaches others how to see and create more expressive images of nature’s wonderful beauty in their own interpretive style.
Dramatic Skies over dunes, Death Valley National Park, California.
Ancient Camelthorn Acacia Trees stand in a dry lakebed, Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia.
Maple and Oak leaves pile up in a depression of sandstone in Zion National Park, Utah.
Pine Cones, Needles and Moss, a pattern of the forest floor. Apostle Islands, Wisconsin.
Sunlight breaks through clouds to illuminate hoodoos and the La Sal mountains in Arches National Park, Utah.
Stormy day along the desert buttes in central Utah.
Fall colors reflected in the Presque Isle River, Wisconsin.
A fresh stream flows beneath the dolomite formations in Tre Cimi National Park, Italy.
An elephant in silhouette walks along the edge of a waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
A California Poppy blossom unfolds in Santa Rosa, California.
Frozen water pocket in sandstone, Zion National Park, Utah.
Footprints of baby and mother grizzly bear in drying mud, Alaska.
A grizzly bear cub begs for its mother’s clam, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.
Impression of trees in Autumn, Minnesota.
Moon and dawn at Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills, California.
Milky Way over arch and sandstone formations, Arches National Park, Utah.
Toketee Falls on the north Umpqua river, Oregon.
Watercolors and patterns, Oregon.
A foggy autumn day in Triglav National Park, Slovenia..
Dawn over the salt pan of Badwater in Death Valley National Park, California.
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