Tim Trombley | Photography
I've always been drawn to the "big picture" landscapes. I’m there to soak in and capture all of the details in every direction. Without exception, there is always more than what can be included in the print.
This small collection here is stepping out of my usual approach of presenting the larger scene and taking a more intimate look at the landscape. This technique is not new for me but it is something I seldom work on. Most close-up work tends to be studies in colors, contrasts, textures and forms.
Sometimes those combinations can make some interesting abstractions. Sometimes it just simplifies a greater scene into its basic elements. This is just a sampling of some smaller landscapes that I find interesting
My love of photography began as a hippie, hitchhiking across America with an old Brownie camera. After earning a BS in Forestry from Michigan Tech University, I enrolled in some photography classes while working in Lansing and later earned a Master of Arts degree in Photography from Purdue University.
A five year stint as an interpretive ranger in the National Park Service led me to many beautiful places, where I honed my landscape photographic skills, but I always returned to the Upper Peninsula, finally making it my permanent home in 1994.
I feel the most rewarding part of landscape photography is that of discovery and exploration. Making images to share the experience completes the process and compels me to go back for more.
Surrounded by the beauty of the Upper Peninsula and, with the Hiawatha National Forest and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in my backyard, I find ample inspiration and opportunity to create my photographs.