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From the August 2008 Conservationist

Early morning light in Green Lakes State Park

Photo: Chris Murray

Rediscovering Central New York

photo essay

By Chris Murray

Chris Murray has been practicing landscape photography for twelve years, although he has only recently "gone professional." During the past decade, his full time job has been as a geologist. He continues to work part time as a geological consultant, devoting the rest of his time to his photography.

Chittenango CreekChris' interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from his love of the natural world, the same love that led him to choose geology as a profession. For Chris, the appeal of photography lies in the blending of the technical and the artistic. As a scientist, he is naturally drawn to the technical aspects of photography: decisions regarding filters, shutter speed, aperture, and so on. The skills he has learned as a scientist, the attention to detail and careful observation, have also helped him immensely as an artist.

Chris Murray resides in Fayetteville, NY. You can see the rest of his photos included in this photo essay by viewing the pdf. To find more of Chris's work, visit him online at Chris Murray photography www.chrismurrayphotography.com