Tuesday, April 29, 2014
How a trek to the wide-open landscapes and extreme wilderness of Alaska led to a creative recharge for Marc Muench
Whenever I'm in a situation where too much is happening around me to possibly capture everything, I have to go into a graphic mind-set. This is when I do everything I can to only view what's occurring in a perceptive two-dimensional space. Oftentimes, the drama of the light, subject and mood is such that this becomes almost impossible, especially when there are others you want to share the moment with. Just when I thought nothing would pull my attention from what I was composing, my son told me to look up at the skyline ridge. On the summit of a nearby peak was a mountain goat. It wasn't that unusual, as we had been watching the goats wander the steep slopes for miles around us most of the afternoon. But this guy was standing perfectly still facing the sunset, as if he was celebrating it. Both Trevor and I were thinking the exact same thought; the goat was enjoying the sunset!
When the fog cleared and the sun set, we were elated, but when the full moon popped up over the highest point on Baranof Island, we lost control. I had been so immersed in photographing the fog and pink light on the mountains that I had forgotten about the full moon. I could hear Dan from about a mile away photographing on his own mountaintop. The whoop was unmistakable!
Go to www.muenchphotography.com to see more of Marc Muench's work and learn more about his workshops.
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