Appreciate the kind words, especially from hand-o'-man Russ. As I am not a nature photographer, it was a tough transition. The two bench photos were shot very early in the residency and, in retrospect, acted as a sort of transition from my usual man-made landscapes to those that were more natural.
And, yes, I'm hoping to get these published. I'm also hoping to sell the entire portfolio for $2 million and change. While I'm at it, I'd like to spend the night with Elle Macpherson and put a stop to world hunger. Really, I'll take any one of those. I'm not greedy.
Just curious--what were you shooting with?
Started out with a D3x...until I broke it, then used a D7000 for the final two weeks. About half the images were shot with the D7000, which turned out to be a much nicer camera than I had anticipated.