One such person of envy is photographer Aaron Reed.
“Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I am blessed with beautiful landscapes everywhere I look. My goal is to bring back the beauty I see all around me both in nature, and in everyday life in the city.”
There’s a fantastic selection over on TheDPhoto site including the HDR that everyone’s playing in. You can get to a more extensive set of galleries on Flickr from there.
His home page is at http://www.aaronreedphotography.com/
Published in magazines and books including Outdoor Photographer & DigiPhotoPro and licensed for professional use by businesses across the US, Aaron also teaches photography under the banner of Exposure Northwest http://exposurenorthwest.wordpress.com/.
“My best advice that I can give to any new photographer is simple. Keep shooting and try new things. Whether you like or dislike an image is not important. WHY you like or dislike the image is what matters. If you approach the way you view images this way…both yours and others, you will cut your learning curve in half, doing away with making needless mistakes more than once.”
I admit I know nothing about composition and there are some shots I wouldn’t have framed in quite the same way but – wow! When they work, Aaron’s pictures really work. RC