"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." Henri Cartier-Bresson
I want to see the natural trail the way Helen Levitt or Henri Cartier-Bresson saw the urban avenues of New York and Paris. I never look for a landscape or still-life. To me, every photo is a portrait trying to capture the character and characters of the neighborhood. When I am traveling, buildings and statues get this treatment. Last summer I shot Yosemite's Half Dome in the same last-light as I once took wedding portraits.
As a post-professional photographer, I don't want to be an elitist, especially while hiking. A leaf or lizard has as much nobility as an endangered pitcher plant or a bull elephant. And a backyard trail has as much wonder as Mt. Kenya or Machu Picchu. An 8oz river stone is as solid as a 5000ft massif.