The Light of the Pacific – Photography by Ryan Dyar
When I first came across Ryan’s work not too long ago, I was blown away. He has the ability to make light dance across a photo in a way that I haven’t seen elsewhere. Combine this with his outstanding choice of scenery – the incomparable Pacific Northwest – and you have the makings of an influential and awe-inspiring landscape photographer that I am thrilled to introduce to the Photography Blogger community.
Ryan’s intensely beautiful work is described below:
“Based in Southwest Washington State, Ryan Dyar lives and breathes nature as a professional landscape photographer. Spending over 200 days a year in the field has trained his relatively young eyes well for composition and natural beauty. Ryan Dyar’s love for the outdoors is a product of his youth. As an avid snowboarder, he spent much of the past decade high in the mountains growing a fondness for the wilderness that would eventually fuel his photographic fire.
Ryan focuses primarily on the big, bold, and dramatic scenes that he fell in love with in his youth. Be it a majestic mountain rising through the colorful clouds of dawn, he captures the scene in a style that is immediately recognizable to his audience. While relatively new to the world of nature photography, Ryan has already generated quite a following and has been recognized by publications and contests alike for his keen eye of all the beauty to be found in the wild, and the ability to capture it.
His goal as a nature photographer is to bring his viewer into the photograph, giving them a chance to feel the scene. “As a photographer, I want to capture all the feelings and emotions that run through me while taking the image and put them into the photo: feeling the cool morning breeze on my skin, hearing waves crashing ashore on the lake, the smell of a meadow thick with summer wildflowers; these are things I try to portray in my work. I want to bring life to a two dimensional medium.”