Photographing the grand landscape can be a thrilling experience, when you get the photo that you were after. For me, it’s all about celebrating the beauty of wide-open spaces, our natural world in all its grandeur, and trying to do that with the great light. That’s where all the preparation you do meets up with lady luck, and the weather; no matter how much you plan, you have no guarantee that it will all come together in a great photo, but boy-oh-boy, when it does, it’s unforgettable!

Brenda Tharp’s collection of color and black and white photographs of landscapes of the natural world.