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The Shasta Photo Project

Blue Sky Reflection, Mount Shasta, CA

"The Shasta Photo Project will become a photographic documentation of Mt. Shasta and its surrounding area. My hope is to build a photographic archive and gallery using my photographs and other photographer’s pictures. I would like to produce many more books, and one day have a large gallery in Mt. Shasta city to promote more awareness of this amazing mountain." -- Tim Corcoran

The Hummingbird

Wildflowers and Backlight

I was at Wheeler Peak in Nevada to photograph Bristlecone Pines. As I was hiking to the trees on the mountain I noticed some beautiful Columbine flowers along a creek. The light was perfect; overcast and no wind. I sat in the flower patch and lost all sense of time. I was the flower patch and it was me. Moments like this happen often for the Nature photographer. It’s what we love so much in loosing ourselves in the moment. When we are in that moment, there is no time - no future, no past, just the moment.

Shasta

Mount Shasta Black Butte Reflection, Mount Shasta, CA

Let the Great Mountain come into you,

    Through your eyes
    Through your breath
    Through your ears
    Through you touch.

Go to the mountain and sit quietly within its embrace as your troubles drift away.

    Tim Corcoran

Light and the Photographer

Scarlet Night, Lava Beds National Monument, CA

A truly great nature photograph captures the image that visually shows the beauty and majesty of the moment it was taken in the natural world. Light is the greatest teacher. How it plays with the physical surfaces of objects – be it light on a mountain in the distance after a storm or on a flower petal – is the lesson a nature photographer must learn and focus on in order to take a great picture.