A sense of peace and serenity comes twice when I photograph a landscape that evokes these feelings. First are the simple landscapes I’ve seen and captured with my camera, and second, viewing the photos thereafter.

I look for scenes that have practically no information. There is no clutter. The following ten photographs pull me in as a way of leaving the busy world and entering the calm world:

 

Tom Stock

Tom Stock has been involved in the Long Island environmental and outdoor education community for decades.

He has published two books; THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER: A JOURNEY and HIDDEN AGENDA; A POETRY JOURNEY.He has also published many essays and poems in such journals as the Long Island Forum and The Long Islander.