There's something about mountains that makes us feel a special way. Whether we hike on them, climb their rock cliffs, or admire them in a photo from an armchair, we love mountains. I try to capture them in photos in ways that show them in all their glory for everyone to enjoy.
Humans have a special connection to water. After all, 60% of the human body is water! Being around water can bring us a sense of calm. Whether it's a still mountain pond, the roar of ocean waves, or the sounds of a rushing creek, the soothing sound and motion helps us feel good. We can enjoy this indirectly by viewing photos of water scenes.
"Intimate Landscapes" are subject to interpretation. My view is that they represent a look at small slices of a broader landscape. It might be something like the pine cone in snow pictured here. It could be a portion of a pond, or a tree trunk. Any of these help us see an "intimate" view of one little part of the natural world in which we live.
Shooting images from above the landscape enables us to get a perspective we can't see from the ground. Sometimes it's as simple as getting above trees that block the view. Other times the higher vantage point gives us a birds eye view that completely changes what we see. I shoot my aerial imagery from a drone (or "unmanned aerial system" in official terms), so I can be anywhere from just above the ground, to as high as 400 feet. Take a look and see what you think!