The concept of the "decisive moment" is familiar to photographers. It is that magical moment where all the elements combine just before the instant the shutter is opened. But sometimes there is more than one decisive moment in a given setting.
For the landscape photographer, things are in a constant state of flux: the sun moves across the sky second by second, and the angle and quality of light change along with its movement; clouds roll in, engulfing the land in shadow; a breeze blows and disturbs the calm surface of a lazy river, and stirs the limber branches of a willow tree.
The desire to record these multiple decisive moments has driven me to create these photographs, and with the camera, I can make the ephemeral permanent.
Fifteen Minutes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Ten Minutes at Lower Bear River Recreation Area
Twenty Minutes During Sunrise
Twenty Minute at Whistler Canal
Eighteen Minutes in Amalga