I often make an effort to head off into the country in search of solitude and great photos. I love being alone in the landscapes I’m trying to capture and the camera gives me the perfect excuse. I try to forget about all the day to day activities and just focus on what’s in front of me. It’s hard to describe what I look for in an image. I know it when I see it. Perhaps the elements I look for is emotion, atmosphere, and a sense of place. I don’t try to exclude signs of human elements from my images. A fence line or abandoned barn can add an amplified feeling of loneliness, or make the viewer appreciate the vastness of a landscape. You never know what you might find if you have an open mind to your environment.