Much like a plein air painter, Gary Ratcliff is a plein air photographer. To capture detail and essence, he travels to his destinations—getting up close and personal. He hikes, showshoes, and backpacks. His travels take him from pristine mountain tops to redrock desert canyons, and all the glorious, picturesque spots in between.
Gary’s stunning landscape and wildlife photographs of the San Juan Mountains and desert southwest are the result of his photographic journeys. His love of the country and all the wildlife that dwells in it, speaks to the heart and soul of everyone who views his work, which has appeared in galleries and regional publications showcasing Southwest Colorado, including San Juan Skyway and Telluride magazines.
He prints and frames his work personally, using a large-format printer and museum grade papers, controlling the creative process every step of the way, to ensure that his framed photographs are professionally presented and carefully preserved.
Visit his website, http://www.ourayimage.com/ourayimage.com to see more of his work.