2021 / Nature
Agency / Studio
Ian Ely Gallery
The goal was to capture a moment in time from this location with an image that encapsulated the feeling of pure bliss, a state of ideal happiness, peace, harmony, and paradise. A long exposure was utilized, which in theory would turn the gently coursing waves into a surreal blanket of mist. The click of the shutter preceded the sun disappearing below the horizon, and minutes later darkness crept in. I knew I had captured a facsimile manifesting the emotional impact I had just experienced.
FROM A CHILDHOOD fascination with the medium of photography to achieving the reputation of one of the most respected landscape photographers in the industry, Ian Ely has been in pursuit of Mother Nature his entire life. Sometimes he gets the shot, sometimes he falls short, but the one constant in this driven photographer’s life is the motivation and spirit to keep moving forward.
Never a man content to coast on the strength of his own accomplishments, Ely’s intention is to open 20 galleries over the next decade, located in strategic sites throughout the United States.