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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Spectacular sunrise in Flores in Guatemala. I was traveling with a friend, and we decided to get up early to see the quiet town of Flores before anyone was out. We probably left our hotel room by 5 and walked 15 minutes into the main part of town, where we waited for the sun to start peeking out through the sky. The combination of the haze and the reflection, coupled with some decent long-exposure on the shot (which worked particularly well, since there wasn't much of anything moving), made the sky turn red behind the silhouette of the tree. Needless to say, getting up early that morning worked out quite nicely.

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