Landscapes - Pervez Photography

I probably enjoy landscape photography more than any other kind. Whereas city photography is a way to illustrate how we live with each other, landscape photography reminds us how we live with nature. We often move too quickly through life to take the time and see the beauty around us, and this style of photography is one way to remind us of that. On a personal level, it is pretty spectacular to be able to absorb these scenes before taking a shot - as noted elsewhere, I really like to spend time thinking about the image I want to produce, and that ends up being a real treat when I am looking at some of these incredible landscapes. This type of photography also serves another purpose: to encourage us to preserve the natural beauty on this planet. So many of these incredible places I've shot are in, luckily, in relatively good condition, but that is mostly because they are far away from heavy tourism. Environmental degradation wreaks havoc on many landscapes that are not so lucky to be very isolated, and I hope that the incredible landscapes I've been fortunate to photograph remind people that we all need to do our part to help preserve the natural beauty on this planet.

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Camel overlooking the ruins of the University at Harran in southeast Turkey. On a particularly hot day (close to 50 degrees Celsius), we took an afternoon break to stop by the ancient city of Harran. After looking at the fenced-out ruins of the famous university, we walked towards a village nearby. En route there, I saw 3 camels just hanging out. I quietly got close and framed the one above with the ruins in the background. I think it was too hot for him to be bothered with a photographer lurking nearby, so he just stayed there.

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