This month Sierra magazine features a photographer named Elizabeth Carmel. She’s a little different from the usual nature photographer, in that she uses digital technology, and freely works "to make images that match her memories."
Some of her images are so spectacular they seem a little unreal, or "dreamlike," as the story puts it, but they’re mighty hard to resist, and I treasure a quote she has on one of her sites:
"Beauty reminds us there is hope. Beauty sustains us. Beauty restores us.
The world is extraordinarily beautiful." John Paul Caponigro