Description This was taken a few years ago just as autumn was getting into the swing of things at a park somewhere in Western Washington. While everything around this Japanese maple was resisting the pull of fall with everything it had, the maple itself was in full autumn regalia, setting it starkly apart from the rest of the forest. As I stood admiring this tree, an errant rainstorm passed over and drenched us, then allowed a single shaft of sunlight to pass through to shine RIGHT ON THIS TREE. A photographer couldn't ask for more!
Joshua Cramer, Olympia, WA Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement Joshua is a Northwest native, born and raised and his goal as an artist is to share his reverence and passion for the wild places in this unique region of the world. As he travels beyond the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, he strives to capture the distinct colors and shapes of new places in his own unique perception of their beauty. Joshua shoots with a Nikon camera and has been taking photos since 2004. He continue to develop his skills by exploring his understanding of humanity’s place within and without nature, and how these untouched places stir feelings deep within our souls. Conveying these intense feelings through photography is his passion that never fails to disappoint.