There are several reasons why Maine is a dream location for Scott. Its diverse landscape offers natural beauty that includes mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, and the Atlantic Ocean. On a recent photographic journey, Scott was returning from a 4:43 a.m. ocean sunrise when he drove through Kennebunkport and noticed three boats in the distance. Once he found the perfect spot to shoot, he became mesmerized by the boats and their reflections in the glass-like water. As the boats slowly drifted in different directions, they continuously offered different perspectives. Blessed with a low tide and calm seas, Scott spent two hours capturing a moment he will never forget
The Drift is a limited edition of 15 images and can be viewed here.
Natural “Painted Hills” Badlands National Park, South Dakota. 244,000 rugged acres of geological formations, prairie grass & wildlife like bison & bighorn sheep. For More info with this image please click here
Bear Lake contains abundant suspended microscopic particles of white-colored calcium carbonate (lime) that reflect the water’s natural blue color back to the surface, giving the lake its intense turquoise-blue color. This color is why Bear Lake is know as the “Caribbean of the Rockies.” These particles of calcium carbonate are mainly derived from the abundant limestone of the Bear River Range. To view and purchase click here
The City of Cannon Beach is located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Oregon, 80 miles west of Portland and 25 miles south of Astoria. Cannon Beach is surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of forests, ocean beaches, rivers, and the Oregon Coast Mountain range. The clouds looked like they were formed with a paint brush so it inspired me to treat this shot like a painting. Waiting patiently for the perfect wave to push the water up the shoreline, I slowed down my camera speed to get the smooth effect. I love everything about this shot from the proud boulder to the smooth ocean; but the subtle color along the shoreline blows my mind. To view more info on The Gatekeeper visit here
We all love spring, right? Spring means better weather, outdoor activites and beautiful color. For a couple weeks Nebraska lights up with yellow wildflowers, purple and white trees. I find myself more and more looking at what’s in front of me and making it my own. The technique is placing your camera on a tripod , slow down the shutter speed and zoom in and out during the shot. Just like all long exposure shots you never know what you are going to get.
“Nature’s Art” is a limited edition of only 300 prints and captured in eastern Idaho October 22, 2012.
I envisioned this shot 2 years ago and was finally able to bring my imagination to life with some luck and persistence. I would give anything in the world to be a painter but unfortunatley my brain and hands don’t understand the concept. When picking up a camera 5 years ago it made instant sense to me and has given me a way to paint in another format.
The technique is placing your camera on a tripod in portrait mode, slow down the shutter speed and move the camera up and down during the shot. Just like all long exposure shots you never know what you are going to get. You could say this image is very different from my other work but what’s inside me is all the same. [pinterest-pro type=”pinit” pin_url=”http://papekphotography.com/natures-art/” pin_image_url=”http://www.papekphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/naturesart.jpg” pin_counter=”horizontal” pin_desc=”Veritcle Abstract by Scott Papek Photography”]