Sunrise, Eagle Nest Lake, New Mexico Statement
My initial discovery of Eagle Nest Lake began on a misty morning in the fall of 1989.  I have returned annually to Eagle Nest Lake to photograph the constantly changing lake dynamics.  The early morning fog has a profound visual effect on the lake, valley and surrounding mountains.  I was struck by the way the sun burned through the fog, was reflected in the water and illuminated the plants along the shoreline.  Over the years, there have been a wide variety of plants at the water's edge caused by water level changes and growing conditions that nurture plant development.  The simplicity of these elements photographed as a vertical panorama suggested Japanese scroll paintings.  Each year I return to document the changing conditions, and rediscover the relationships in this unique environment.  In 2003, I began making the series of images in this book.  This book celebrates my discoveries at Eagle Nest Lake.
August 29, 2005, 8:30 AM, Eagle Nest Lake, New Mexico