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Tom Daniel

Tom Daniel

Rio Rico, AZ

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I have always been fascinated by deserts. Where others see barren ground, I see a land teeming with life. Lack of water creates a world which values it. Water and wind sculpt the land into graceful forms and unusual shapes. The desert is not drab; it is filled with color, some delicate, some intense. Ironically, the marvelous subtlety of eastern landscape makes that an even greater challenge.

Beauty without purpose is mere window dressing. Through my photography I hope to instill in the viewer a greater appreciation of nature and an understanding of the need to preserve these fragile resources.

The most important part of the BIG PICTURE is in the detail. Large format photography is the ideal medium to control perspective and capture that detail. Even while photographing the great icons of our American landscape I seek out fresh new images by concentrating on less published, but no less beautiful aspects of a locale.

The digital darkroom provides a level of control in color photography which has always existed in the black & white darkroom. Dodging, burning, and other printing corrections can be performed on the computer with greater accuracy and consistency than in the optical darkroom. This enables me to create images as I saw the scene without the limitations of equipment and film while maintaining artistic integrity.

Although most of my work is with color, there are some scenes where the lines and shapes are so strong that the color is a distraction. Those images are printed in black & white or a toned process.

For signed prints or special products and sizes, please contact me directly at tom@tomdanielphoto.com or visit my web site www.tomdanielphoto.com

Thanks,
Tom Daniel

 

Courtyard in Snow by Tom Daniel

 

Bryce Canyon Looking Up by Tom Daniel

 

Bryce Panorama by Tom Daniel

 

Biosphere 2 by Tom Daniel

 

Babbitt Ranch by Tom Daniel

 

Dead Horse Point by Tom Daniel

 

Juniper at Dead Horse Point by Tom Daniel

 

Landscape Arch by Tom Daniel

 

Double Arch and Juniper by Tom Daniel

 

Double Arch by Tom Daniel

 

Elephant Arch by Tom Daniel

 

Turret Arch at Sunrise by Tom Daniel

 

Turret Arch through North Window by Tom Daniel

 

Balanced Rock Moon by Tom Daniel

 

Wall Arch by Tom Daniel

 

Pine Tree Arch by Tom Daniel

 

Balanced Rock Reflection by Tom Daniel

 

Ancient Juniper by Tom Daniel

 

Capitol Reef Grand Wash #2 by Tom Daniel

 

Juniper and Clouds by Tom Daniel

 

Rock Jumble by Tom Daniel

 

Capitol Reef Grand Wash 1 by Tom Daniel

 

The Castle 3 by Tom Daniel

 

The Castle 2 by Tom Daniel

 

Juniper and Waterpocket Fold by Tom Daniel

 

The Castle 1 by Tom Daniel

 

Capitol Reef Junipers and Cliffs by Tom Daniel

 

Sand Pipe by Tom Daniel

 

Clinging to the Edge by Tom Daniel

 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes by Tom Daniel

 

Coral Pink Panorama by Tom Daniel

 

Ocotillo Earth Shadow by Tom Daniel

 

Clearing Desert Snowstorm by Tom Daniel

 

Tumacacori Granary Stars by Tom Daniel

 

Ghost Town Cactus Bloom by Tom Daniel

 

Red Barrel and Palm by Tom Daniel

 

Palo Verde Spotlight-SQ by Tom Daniel

 

Palo Verde Spotlight by Tom Daniel

 

Palo Verde Wall by Tom Daniel

 

Palm Canyon Left Wall by Tom Daniel

 

Palm Canyon Right Wall by Tom Daniel

 

Kofa Mountains Nursery by Tom Daniel

 

Pinnacle Reflection by Tom Daniel

 

Agavi and Pinnacles by Tom Daniel

 

Tumacacori Sunrise Moon by Tom Daniel

 

Galiuro Golden Eye by Tom Daniel

 

Galiuro Sotol - Golden Eye by Tom Daniel

 

Forest Edge Fall Blueberry by Tom Daniel