I enjoy exploring the landscape and it's components. I find the variations in light, form, texture, and color that the elements of a landscape offer fascinating, with endless possibilities to study and observe.
Jon Olsen captures the abstract beauty found in nature. By seeking out specific weather conditions and using a slow shutter speed, he achieves a softness to his photographs that can make viewers wonder whether they are looking at a print, watercolor, or photograph. He does all of his effects with his camera rather than manipulating his photographs digitally. Unlike other photographers, he prints his photographs on watercolor paper, which lends a unique texture to his pictures.
The warm light Olsen captured in Barns enhances the contrast between the red and white barns and adds to the idyllic quality of the serene scene. The two tall trees on the right side provide a beautiful contrast to the horizontal emphasis of the composition.
The small matted print fits an 8 x 10 in frame.