I think that the following quotation says it all really:
"The purpose of illustration is to say: “Here’s what you would have seen had you been there.” The purpose of art is to say: “Here’s what you would not have seen had I not shown it to you, even if you were standing next to me.” In the former, the photographer is but a passive bystander, a mere operator of machinery; in the latter, the photographer is an integral part of an image and its reason for being." - Guy Tal
I was recently featured in 'On Landscape' and, for those interested, a more detailed insight into my photography can be found by following the link to that interview on my home page. Some more information can also be found by following this Additional Information link.
I've included some links to photographers on the 'inspirational links' page but two well known professional landscape photographers deserve special mention here as Ian Cameron and Hans Strand are both really helpful and supportive towards me and I'm very grateful to them for that.
Is camera choice and gear important? No I don't think so at the end of the day but for the record and for anyone interested:
Gitzo GT3532LS Series 3 6X tripod.
Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR ball head.
Really Right Stuff D800 L plate.
Nikon MC-30A remote cord.
Filters. I use various Formatt-Hitech graduated Neutral Density filters and a Heliopan Circular Polarizer.
If I can be of help in any photographic way please use the contact page to get in touch and I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible and If you would like to comment on any images please use the Guestbook. I'd be very pleased to hear from you.