It was early mountaineer John Muir who said "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." I wholeheartedly agree, as there is absolutely a special power found in the peaks and valleys of our State and National Parks. Thanks to Muir, Ansel Adams, and countless others with an eye for conservation, many of these places are still wild today.
While advancements in technology have dramatically impacted the world of photography, the elusive pursuit of capturing a beautiful picture still remains the same. Before reaching any breathtaking vista, you must first climb, sweat, and navigate around thickets. This type of persistence is equally if not more important than good technique or equipment.