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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Fishermen watching the sun set on Rawal Lake in Islamabad. I used the fisheye lens to capture this shot. Rawal Lake is pretty crowded, but I wandered to this corner of the park and saw these two fishermen finishing up their work as the sun started going down. The reflection off the calm water caught their attention, and I managed to get them looking off to the Margala Hills in the distance.

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