Luminous Landscape Interview

Greetings from the Sierra Nevada!

I was recently was interviewed by Josh Reichmann at The Luminous Landscape. To read the interview, see HERE:

William Neill: Interview For a Retrospective

Below you will find the collection of images included in the interview. Feel free to add your comments below, especially which one or ones are your favorites.

Happy Spring,

William Neill

PS. Each image includes basic camera data, and the year taken. Thought you might enjoy seeing the wide range of time in which my work has been made.


Black oaks and Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1984
Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Crab apple blossoms along the Oconaluftee River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina 1992
Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Cascade Falls, Yosemite National Park, California 2005
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 70.0-200.0 mm,
1/1000 second at f/9, ISO 200


Monterey Pines in Fog, Monterey, California 2005
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 70.0-200.0 mm,
1/1 second at f/22, ISO 100


Forzen Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California 2004

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 

 


Winter sunset reflections in Merced River, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1989

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California 2006
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 70.0-200.0 mm,
1/6 second at f/32, ISO 100


Pattern in the mud, Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Utah 1985

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Dawn, Mono Lake, California 2006
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 70.0-200.0 mm,
20.00 second at f/16, ISO 100


Giant sequoia and fir tree in the fog, Sequoia National Park, California, 1993

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Redbud and dogwood, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 1991

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Dogwood in bloom and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California  1994

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Twilight, Scripps Pier, La Jolla, California 2010
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
20.00 second at f/22, ISO 640


Rock, Water and Tree, Cascade Falls, Yosemite National Park, California 2011
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM,
1/2 second at f/27, ISO 320


Erosion, near Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Monument, California 1983

Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera

 


Blue Icebergs, Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1/750 second at f/22, ISO 1600


Iceberg Sculpture, Pleneau Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM,
1/125 second at f/19, ISO 800


Ice and Grass, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E90mm f/2.8,
1.50 second at f/19, ISO 100


Autumn Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, California 2015
ILCE-7RM2, 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM,
1/8 second at f/16, ISO 400

 

WHISPERS OF LIGHT


Oak Branches, Ahwahnee, California 2018
ILCE-7RM2, 16-35mm F2.8 G SSM II,
1/4 second at f/16, ISO 400


Pear tree in bloom, Fresno, California 2018
ILCE-7RM2, 16-35mm F2.8 G SSM II,
1/100 second at f/13, ISO 640

 

NATURAL COLLECTIONS


Purple Plum Blossoms #4, 2018
ILCE-7RM2, 90mm F2.8,
1.60 second at f/32, ISO 100

 


Three Big-Leaf Maple leaves, 2017
ILCE-7RM2, 90mm F2.8,
1/2 second at f/20, ISO 100

 


Two Nautilus Shells 2017
ILCE-7RM2, 90mm F2.8,
1/3 second at f/14, ISO 100


Table Mountain, California 2006
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 70.0-200.0 mm,
1.60 second at f/22, ISO 100

Published by William Neill

William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Neill's assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a monthly column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, UBS Global Asset Management. His work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles's The Tree. His photographs were also published in a three book series on the art and science of natural process in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature's Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000). A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) which received The Director's Award from the National Park Service. A retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates his beliefs in the healing power of nature. William has taught photography since 1980 for such prestigious organizations as The Ansel Adams Gallery, the Friends of Photography, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, The Maine Workshops and Anderson Ranch Workshops. He specializes in landscape and nature photography and is concerned with conveying the beauty seen in Nature. Currently, he teaches online courses for BetterPhoto.com and One-on-One Workshops in his home studio near Yosemite National Park.

2 replies on “Luminous Landscape Interview”

  1. hello,

    just looking at the images i have a question that i was going to ask you, before coming to this page. when i first saw your images many moons ago there were no digital cameras and you shot sheet film and your images were excellent. yes digital has a longer dynamic range but for my eyes, a well made transparency really shines. i use a nikon d850 and a hasselblad h3d ll 22 cameras. do you at times still shoot film either for fun or for serious work. since the prices on ebay are so cheap now, i have picked up a nikon f5 for b&w and f4 for color just to have fun and the results are making me contemplate medium or large format film again along with the 2 digital cameras i have. i would like to hear your thoughts.

    thanks
    david distefano

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