David Schneider, an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer, focuses on bringing alive each creature and scene his camera sees. With a unique point of view and style, his prints capture the color, beauty and soul of his subjects. His affinity for nature extends into the scenic arena as well. His landscapes bring out the incredible emotion, beauty and grandeur of the Southwest, his prints will take you from the tops of misty mountains to the sifting sands of the deep desert, letting you always be in the moment.
David's work is amazingly rich and vibrant, with a very subtle three dimensional quality. His unique point of view allows him to create pieces that sparkle and shine with an inner glow.
Every photograph has a story. With each print, some of David is included. His short stories might provide some background information or they might provide some of his thoughts and feelings as he created it. The story might be about the animal or scene itself, or it might be a bit of whimsical prose. In every case, though, the vignette reflects David.
David lives in Tijeras, New Mexico just outside the Cibola National Forest. He prefers to be outside whenever possible, in his "studio" - the great Southwest. He believes in being one with nature, and not a day goes by that he doesn't find something new to be amazed and delighted by. With a lifelong interest in photography and nature, his passions combine, providing arresting photographs for everyone. You can follow David on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
Deep in the heart of the Crystal River Valley lies the town of Crystal, Colorado. Today, Crystal is small and that is putting it mildly, with just a seasonal population of a few hardy souls. It is mostly isolated from the world, and doesn't even have electricity.
Llano, Texas is a quaint Hill Country, Texas, town. It is small, quiet, beyond friendly, full of history and forgotten treasures, and one of those places you cannot wait to get back to if you are unfortunate enough to have to leave. In the spring, it also has bluebonnets. And importantly, it has Llano's Treee.
The Texas Hill Country
The rails lie quiet now, but certainly not forgotten. And the bluebonnets in Central Texas that have overgrown the rails and up to the creek to create Bluebonnet Trestle most definitely have not forgotten the line is here, either. For they make excellent use of it, although not exactly for the purpose originally intended.
The sun was bright that morning - brighter than normal by far, it seemed, although perhaps that was just my imagination. In any event, the brightness worked well to my advantage.
There is something about aspen that touches all of us. This scene touched me, deeply, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would become Orange Fence.
Apache Junction, Arizona
The mountain stood a vigilant watch, day in and day out. A presence and sentinel behind the church, the guardian provided a comforting constant. The days may come and the days may go, but the church and mountain were always there - always. Each tended to its own flock; the church, its congregation who fund comfort within its walls, and the mountain its church, who found comfort beneath its protection.