Close in Peace

Close in Peace

I never quite feel satisfied, leaving a place when I have not gotten a photograph I like — it always feels as if something is unfinished.
This was my experience on a recent trip to Monterey, CA, until the very last moment as the sun was setting. Everything became still, except for the swirling tide. The birds settled on their rocks, an amazing color came into the sky and I set up this long-exposure photograph!

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Immersive Landscape

Immersive Landscape

I love that moment, being out in nature, when suddenly everything else falls away except the sights, sounds and smells which surround you. The stresses and hang-ups of modern life are replaced by a heightened awareness of the light falling on the ocean, the wind in the trees or the smell of wet earth or tree-bark baking in the sun.
That all-encompassing experience is difficult to reproduce in photographs, but the closest I can get is with my giant panoramas. This one can be printed up to 6 feet wide and displayed as one long image; or in sections, mimicking a scene through several windows.

New Online Store!

New Online Store!

Having spent a few years gathering an insane number of images of the local landscape, here in California, I decided it was time to open a store!

The images represent what I love and marvel at in the world around me — from landscapes to cities — and I would love to share that with you. For more information about my work, please visit http://www.rachelshuler.com

I will be continuously adding to the available images, so check back often, and Like Rachel Shuler Photography on Facebook to get the inside scoop on special offers, new images and limited editions!

I really appreciate your interest in my work!

Perception

Perception

Reflections have always fascinated me. Their source, in reality, is apparent, but their translation through the medium of water makes them something entirely different — mysterious and open to interpretation.

Liquid and Cloud

Liquid and Cloud

When I look at the ocean, I feel like it stretches on forever. On this particular day, the sky seemed to have fallen down to meet it, creating an almost perceptible exchange of water in its different forms.

See past

See past

The fog comes and goes, temporarily obscuring the land. Sometimes it helps to try and look beyond it.

From Light to Light

From Light to Light

How many times have you heard yourself saying “…if I can only make it through to the weekend…”!!
Strange as it may sound, this scene reminded me of our tendency to go through life, ‘surviving’ between events; weekends, vacations, nights out, etc – trudging ‘from light to light’.