|Two Photographers At Glacier Point - Yosemite National Park, California|
I did not see Ken Rockwell at Yosemite, but he was there about the same time that I was. He was leading a group on a four-day photographic journey through the park. People pay him money to do this.
|Cathedral Spires From Cook's Meadow - Yosemite National Park, California|
Anyway, Mr. Rockwell posted his Yosemite photographs over on his website. For me it was interesting to see the images because I was at most of those locations. Never at the same time or day that he was, but pretty close.
You could give 100 photographers identical equipment and put them at the same location at the same time and tell them to create one image, and you'd have 100 different photographs. Some might be similar, some would be dramatically dissimilar. But none of them would be exactly the same. That is something I really appreciate about photography.
|Evening At Tunnel View - Yosemite National Park, California|
So I have my own vision. Ken Rockwell has his own vision. All of the other photographers who were at Yosemite (including those in the white vans) have their own vision. None of our photographs look alike, even at such an iconic location.
That is amazing if you think about it. That is the power of photography. That is the power of photographic vision.