I'll be working through those photos over the next few weeks. I've already shared a few on facebook. I want to share four more here today.
The first two I made all on my own. No one said stand here and make this shot. As far as I know I may be the only one to get these shots this past weekend. Photographically they are not as good as the Spiral Staircase or Lemons photos, but they are mine and that's why I like them better. I feel much the same way about iconic landscapes. Most everyone who goes to Zion National Park stands on the same bridge and takes the same afternoon photo of The Watchman and the Virgin River. Go ahead and google it and you'll see what I mean.
There's nothing wrong with taking the iconic shots or attempting to emulate great photographers like Bill Fortney. In the end I take photos because I enjoy the creative process and that creativity is what makes my photos something I treasure. My advise is to take those iconic shots, learn from them, enjoy them, but make sure you make your own creative photos. Those may be your favorites!