Special Guest Feature
Text and Photography by Bill Sherrell
AmericanWestTravel.com welcomes fine art landscape photographer, Bill Sherrell. This page presents a sampling of his landscape photography along with his comments. For more information, contact Bill directly through his website, Artscape Visions.
The name of my business is “Artscape Visions”, and I am a Fine Art Landscape Photographer. I photograph the Colorado and Utah landscape. The title of this image is called “Eye of the Beholder”. The title comes from imagining you are part of the arch that formed this view, which to me seems as if it is a giant eye overlooking the distant landscape. This image was taken at Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Its proper name is Mesa Arch, and this was shot about 10 minutes after sunrise, and the ceiling of this arch starts to glow a brilliant red-orange being reflected from the sun into it. It is a wondrous thing to behold, and I would recommend seeing this to anyone who visits Utah. But come before sunrise and plan on sharing this experience with many photographers, because they are trying to capture and record this unique experience as well. But you don’t have to be a photographer to enjoy the show that nature puts on for us. All that is required is a willingness to get up before dawn to be at a place such as this, and a love of the great outdoors!
The title for this image is called “Waterfalls in Paradise”, and it was taken at Hanging Lake Trail near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This is right after our annual snow melt. This is a very difficult trail, but you don’t mind it so much when you have scenery like this to take in! Yes, it really was this green! If anyone would like to take this trail, it’s about 7 miles east of the city of Glenwood Springs, in Glenwood Canyon. Look for the Hanging Lake Trail exit. It’s best to go early in the morning unless you really like crowds. This is a very popular trail.
The title of this image is called “Morning Glory”. The title comes from seeing this awesome scene at the first light of day. It is near Durango, Colorado. It is truly amazing what nature can do, if you catch the show at the right time!
The title of this image is called “Angel Falls”, and is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s real name is Fish Creek Falls, but it struck me that the way the falls were flowing down , and splitting off in different directions , which was right after our annual Winter snow melt, had an angelic quality to it. For anyone who would like to see this scene like this, your best bet would be to come around mid-June.