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I'm surprised at how many of you do not like his work. I'm not talking about his business practices, just his landscape photography. My whole family and I think it's awesome. From what I could tell, only one person stated a reason (it's over processed). What are other reasons that you don't like it? The one photo that is just weird to me of his is the moon. I saw that one in the gallery and it just looks fake--mostly all of the others look good to me. Looking at the post your best landscape photos page, very few come close, in my opinion, to creating similar work.
Well on thing is that he insists some of the weird ones like the moon are 100% not composites and he goes on about how he trekked backwards through the snow, fighting off deadly mambas and waited, perched, four 17 straight days without food or water until the perfect moment arrived and then he clicked!!!!!
It just seems a bit over the top and, likely in at least a few cases, over the top plus a few lies.
And plenty of the pics are nice, but it's the business model and his business and personal skills and raw gumption and raw do whatever it takes to maximize bucks to the point of used car salesmanship at times that brings the tens of millions of profits in.
If he would just lay off making it seem like these are top investments bit and not go so over the top and even, almost certainly, outright lie a bit about what went into getting some of the photos it would be more power to him. He made a fantastic business and more power to him. But it seems like he pushes a couple things just a bit too far into the used car salesman level for many.