This month my group, The Beauty of the Pacific Northwest, entered into another monthly contest. Here are our winners:
First place, Inge Johnsson.
Here's an interview with Inge regarding the winning image:
1) Tell us about your image (where it was taken, what camera you used, how you came to be there)
This photo was taken in an area of Mount Rainier National Park called Spray Park. I went there to see if there was still, as there often is here, a lot of wildflowers still in bloom. Alas, that was not the case but since it is a fairly long hike up there I lingered at this alpine tarn to see if the mountain would come out of the clouds around sunset, as it often does. I lucked out and Rainier came out in its full glory! The image was captured with a Canon 5D and a Canon EF 28-70/2.8L lens at 31mm. I was living in the Seattle area at the time so Mount Rainier was within a 3 hour drive or so. Miss Seattle so much and hope to move back to the Pacific Northwest as soon as I can.
2) How do you describe yourself as an artist?
I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Curiosity and the drive to find that perfect subject in the perfect light is what drives me. I have been doing photography for 25+ years so by now I am always looking at stuff with my 'photography eye' :-) Even though landscape and travel/architecture are my favorite subjects, I am always interested in new things to shoot, and am also dabbling with abstracts, female models, and various other things.
3) How long have you been on FAA?
I have been on FAA since October 2011. I really like this place! I am also on ImageKind and RedBubble but I think FAA is by far the most active community and best place to market your art.
4) Where do you draw your artistic inspiration from?
In my early days I studied the work of many of the great photographic artists of the 20th century, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Jack Dykinga, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, David Muench and many more, so as to learn how to make a great photograph. I still draw my inspiration from other photographers whose work I see online or in print. But in the end my primary inspiration is what I see in front of me when I hike or travel, looking and pursuing that special image in that special light.
5) Are you currently running any promotional sales on any of your products?