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.

Powered by SmugMug Log In

Beginning stage of sunset along the Pacific Ocean on a beach in Pacifica. I hiked along this stretch of the beach in Pacifica for a while with grad school friends who live nearby. The view was spectacular. I noticed a couple playing around in the distance while I went up the hill. When I came back, they were still there, and the sun was starting to go down. I didn't want to intrude much, because the scene itself was what I wanted to capture, but I made sure to get them in the frame as they went near the water. I had to wait a few minutes for the sun to get just low enough to get the right reflection, and by that time, fortunately, there was nobody else there except them. It made for the exact shot I wanted.

BeachLandscapePacific OceanPacificaSunset