Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Nature / Sunset

Dreaming With Open Eyes

  • Photographer
    Jason Stewart
  • Technical Info
    Iso 100, F/14, 15 Sec, 24 Mm
  • Photo Date

When I captured this image of the Great Smoky Mountains I understood what the great Ernst Haas meant when he said, “You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it. And I think a photographer can do that too, and that I would call dreaming with open eyes.” The beauty that I experienced when I captured this image is a constant reminder of why I continue to wake up hours before the sunrise and stay out past Sunset into the blue hours in order to capture the beauty of nature. The Great Outdoors is simply the most incredible place in the world for me to spend

I have been passionate about the craft of photography since a very young age, and was fortunate to have a darkroom in my home throughout my high school years to help further develop my photography skills and fuel my passion as a photographer. Though my passions lie in Wildlife and Nature Photography, that most certainly does not define who I am as a photographer, as I find great joy in capturing any and all forms of life, as long as the subject has a story to tell, or beauty to be revealed.