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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Sunset on the docks in Lago Atitlan in Guatemala with a fisherman in the background. This ended up being one of my favorite towns in Guatemala. The scenery was beautiful, and the weather was perfect. My friend and I were hanging out with some people on the docks as the sun started going down. I noticed the next dock was empty, and the sun rays were bouncing off the water quite nicely. I waited for the one boat to get in to the frame, and took a long-exposure shot, using the dock as my tripod. The result is the red tinge in this photo. It ended up being just the shot I wanted to end a nice conversation with locals on the docks at the end of the day.

DocksFishmeranGuatemalaLago AtitlanLong exposure photographySunset