I had a vision in my mind of what I desired for this shot to be a perfect autumn mood. After searching for weeks to locate this magical nature scene and waiting for several days, Mother Nature presented herself with the full splendor of fall. As the early morning sun filtered through the golden canopy, it illuminated the scene in a symphony of lights. The smell of the autumn leaves filled the air as I carefully framed the shot, capturing the scene in all of its magnificent beauty.
Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty.