I used to say "that in order to be a landscape photographer, the first thing you needed was a landscape. " By that I meant you had to be inspired by the natural specticle around you. Something on the order of the Grand Canyon or the slot canyons in Arizona.

Living in the wilds of NJ I just couldn't get up the inspiration to do lanscape photography here. But as I aged and began to really look around, I found that inspiration comes from within rather than without. There are grand senics if you look deep enough all around you.

Your desire and current outlook and as well as your psychological mood will influence the image you are taking today and tomorrow you will see the same landscape in a whole different context.