Landscape Photography – Black & White
Landscape photography is at Steve Zmak’s core. That and seascapes is what he enjoys shooting the most. Zmak’s landscapes have been exhibited at the National Steinbeck Center, Center for Photographic Art, California State Capitol Museum, Monterey Museum of Art, and several California wineries. His landscape images have won numerous photography awards, and are most often used for the album covers of music CDs.
“There’s nothing like breathing in a grand landscape to make you feel alive!”
A storm begins to clear in Yosemite Valley at sunrise gently exposing the park’s rocky grandeur. This photograph was recognized by the International B&W Spider Awards.
Lately I’ve taken to creating compositions that juxtapose eternal motion with the seemingly inanimate. This shot depicts 5 hours of the earth’s rotation spinning us past our universe, a host of military aircraft coming and going from the 29 Palms Marine Airbase, localized gusts of wind blowing some trees but not others, and climbers descending Head Stone Rock (the white squiggles are their headlamps)—all by 4 hours of setting moonlight and 1 hour of darkness.