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Photo of the week October 29 -November 4, 2015

Congratulations to Guy Schmickle for this masterpiece.

Guy specializes in capturing the amazing landscapes of the western US. This is his venue for a bit of shameless self-promotion and, more so, to share imagery seen during his travels.

Guy's interest in photography took hold in 2001 when he bought his first digital camera. Already an avid outdoorsman, he quickly discovered a passion for nature photography and immersed himself into self-study of both the technical and artistic aspects of the craft. Eventually, his work transformed from simply recording nature for his own enjoyment to creating works of art in an effort to bring awareness of this great land we live in to a much larger audience. 

In 2007, Guy took a leap of faith and relocated from the Upper Midwest to southwest Colorado, giving up a long career in the software development industry to forge a new one as a professional photographer. He traveled the west and immersed himself in the wondrous and diverse landscape that uniquely defines this part of the country. Eventually, he found his work being represented by several art galleries and published in magazines, calendars, and a wide variety of advertising materials.

In the summer of 2010, Guy has followed the calling of his soul and relocated to the red rock wonderland of Sedona, Arizona. Being surrounded by a unique combination of both riparian and desert environment makes this area a photographer's paradise and has proven to be a perfect setting for the next chapter in Guy's artistic development. It is a chapter that he hopes is both long and fruitful.

Guy utilizes the latest in digital photography technology to produce imagery of the utmost vibrancy and clarity. He takes special pride in ensuring a scene is optimally captured in camera and then works to bring out its subtle nuances back in the “digital darkroom”. He also takes pride in printing much of his own work, as it allows for total control over the artistic process from shutter snap to final print. 

Guy can often be found plying his craft at countless scenic locales throughout Sedona, the Desert Southwest, and beyond in a never ending search for the perfect combination of light and landscape.



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