About Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith is a professional landscape photographer based in St. George, Utah. He strives to capture original, natural landscapes. He especially loves his home in southwest Utah and the high desert. This gives easy access to Zion, Bryce, the Wave, Death Valley and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
He loves to travel with camera in tow even if far off the beaten path. The connection with our land and its' natural beauty is what he hopes to express in photographs. All art touches a person's emotions and creates a connection between the viewer and the work of art. Photography is no different.
Why I Love Landscape (and all) Photography
Coldest Moment: After falling in icy water and hiking up the Subway, it began snowing. High winds ran through the canyon. My fingers could not feel my camera as I took photos!
Toughest Hike: 17 miles into and out from Kolob Arch in one day
Favorite Trail Food: Cliff Protein builder bar!
Earliest I've woken to get to a sunrise location: 2:30 AM
Camera Drop tally: 3
Best photo road trip: Death Valley and Yosemite
Best "no road" trip: British Virgin Islands on a sailboat
Day Job: Medical field
Other artistic interests: piano, trombone, poetry
Dream photography location: New Zealand
Favorite discoveries: desert waterfalls
Every man's work is always a portrait of himself.
-- Ansel Adams
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
-- Wayne Gretzki
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Nature leads the artist into loneliness.
Common sense is the chief enemy of creativity.
-- Pablo Picasso
It's fun to get a little recognition now and then. I was featured in the Smugmug Monthly Featured Photographer series. It's a good story about what photography means to me.
Alpine Art represents my photographic work in the world of commercial photography. I highly recommend them.
Favorite Photo Locations (in no order)
- Sunset Arch
- Death Valley Racetrack
- White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI
- Lower Hanawi Waterfall, Maui
- Double Falls, Zion
- Coyote Buttes North (the Wave)
- Rustic Cabin in Madison River Valley
- Padre Canyon during rainstorm
- Alta Badia Dolomites
- Bahia Honda, Florida
- Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone
- Sidestep Canyon
- Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch