The images presented on this web page represent the accumulation of years of creative artistry by Ralph Smith. Ralph has been interested in photography all his life, and now that he’s retired from academic life, he is devoting much more time to this passion. Early morning habits that hearken back to an upbringing on an eastern Colorado farm make it easier to capture sunrises on the plains. Travel around the United States allows the viewer access to wonders of nature that are priceless.
The images are intended to portray nature at its finest. Ralph has always had an interest in landscape photography, with many family expressions of exasperation over a bulky camera set up to capture a wonderful scene. Ralph continues his interest, but now brings insights gained from workshops, reading and experimentation with digital technology to his landscapes. Ralph has also developed a keen interest in wildlife photography, and the abundance of wild animals in Northern Colorado makes this new phase of his art a natural fit.
Green Drake Photo was developed to provide a mechanism for viewers to purchase Ralph’s work for themselves. Ralph’s work is ideal for your living room, den, office, hallways, or other place to enjoy the wonders of nature. Imagine one of these landscapes printed on a canvas mount with an eye-popping 24 x 36 inch or larger frame! The photographs may be used to grace your wall with a framed print, plaque-mount, or canvas mount. You may also use these images for your business by way of a calendar, greeting card sets, or attention-getting adornment for your office, waiting room, or entryway. Please contact Ralph if you have any questions or want more information.