Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, spent quite a bit of time recently in Arches National Park just north of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks in a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world.
Dave was born and raised in the small town of Carson, in southwestern North Dakota. Exploring the outdoors on camping, fishing and hunting trips when he was young enhanced his love of the outdoors. Starting with a Kodak film camera around age 12, he developed an early interest in photography. With a renewed interest in photography the past few years, shooting has now become more of a passionate endeavor to capture the beautiful landscapes of North Dakota and other areas. Dave’s award-winning photography has been featured in several publications and calendars. He is now traveling to art shows and other venues to display and sell his photography. His artist statement: “My goal as a landscape and nature photographer is to capture the element of light and color in my compositions. I try to capture the scene with the viewer in mind, to give them a feeling of being in that same place in the early morning or late evening golden hour. To capture these images with a camera so that it is recorded for future enjoyment gives me feeling of satisfaction and pleasure. My reward is capturing these natural scenes and sharing with others.” To view more of Dave’s photos, go to www.flickr.com/photos/davebrunerphotography/. For information about purchasing Dave’s images, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by Dave Bruner