Photographed on an early summer morning along the coast of Lake Tahoe, Zen is a simple image that captivates many emotions. The calm water and smooth stones of this region of Western Nevada are a great contrast to the harsh deserts the state is known for. “The warm glow of sunrise was intensified by a slight haze.” recalls Brett. “I had spent several days visiting this spot, waiting for the perfect light. I was pleasantly surprised by the pinkish hues that presented themselves that morning. The calm water and still silence gave me a sense of peace as I framed my shot and captured Zen.”
While hiking the rim of Bryce Canyon in southern Utah, Brett came upon this vista full of variety and color. “I immediately knew that this was a shot.” recalls Brett. “I came back to this outcropping several mornings in a row, just hoping for a perfect sunrise.” Desert Sun showcases the contrast of sandstone and conifer trees that make up Bryce Canyon National Park. Brett first visited the park as an young child and has returned many time since, drawn to it’s great hiking and awe-inspiring landscapes.
The waterfalls of Olympic National Park in western Washington state are breathtaking. Brett spent three weeks photographing the falls and forests of the region, while searching for an abstract view of the landscape. The result is Whisper, a whimsical image of lush vegetation and the water source that supplies them with life.
Mystere is a dreamy photograph of a crystal clear river in a small slot canyon in Southern Utah. Brett was captivated by an unusual crack in the stone where water seemed to jet through it, carving it deeper and deeper. “I immediately saw the photograph in my mind. A cloud trapped between two stones.” recalls Brett. “I knew that with the right exposure I could turn the water into fog and at the same time capture the goldish reflection of the warm canyon walls above.” Being careful not to slip, Brett stabilized his tripod and captured the shot. The result is a magical image that can be displayed horizontally or vertically.