HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 1, 2015) – Wind Crest retirement community resident William A. (Bill) Carlson has published "From Delicate Lily Pads to Sculptured Peaks: Landscape Photography with Verse Impressions from North America, Scandinavia, and New Zealand" (Outskirts Press). The photographs included in this book were taken during the period 1960 to 2012.
Carlson's career in geology led him to photography. While performing field and management assignments for oil, mining and utility companies, he became cognizant of the intricate landforms and abstract patterns in nature.
The desire to capture what he saw became difficult to ignore and he began taking photographs with both 120 and 35mm format film cameras. Finding just the right vantage point was always well worth the effort, according to Carlson..
"It is the development of a consciousness-the sensitivity-of the environment that I attempt to capture in each photograph," he said. "I search for elements and patterns of simplicity, spaciousness and sensory response. The interplay of light and shadow."
Carlson's photography has received numerous awards and publication credits. His color photograph "Dock" received first place recognition in a field of 6,000 International entries, a competition sponsored by the Famous Photographers School, Westport, Connecticut, and the Hartford Insurance Company.
His first collection of black and white photographs with accompanying verse – "A Walk Through Mountain, Meadow, Marsh and Woodland -- was published in 2001.
Carlson is now working on his next book.